Category: Revolutionary Ideals

The People’s Revolution

Margaret Corbin, portrayed in this sculpture by Tracy H. Sugg, was a heroine of the people's revolution.

How will we understand the American Revolution in the future we are making? For more than two hundred years the American Revolution defined our nation and the ideals to which it is dedicated. For most of that time the heroes of the American Revolution were the cherished heroes of our nation. But in the last […]

The Shot Heard Round the World

This Japanese woodblock image of Americans, created just a few years after Emerson wrote about the shot heard round the world, reflects Japanese interest in America and its strange ideals.

Ralph Waldo Emerson composed the Concord Hymn to be sung at the dedication of a simple memorial beside the Old North Bridge at Concord, where patriot militia had faced the British on the morning of April 19, 1775: By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the […]