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About Portraits in Revolution
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The core of PortRevolt is the events and lives in the years following the French and Indian War (1763) until the beginning of George Washington’s first term as president (1789). These are the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, the war itself, and the years immediately following, during which the states are figuring out how to govern themselves. Arguably the revolution continues to 1800, Jefferson’s first term as president, which this site will not neglect, but the early presidencies are not its focus.
Much has been done on this site and there is still even more to do. However there are no dead ends; incomplete articles link to Wikipedia for convenience.
If you are looking for something specific, perform a search. Note the tabs for results from
Content or the
Gallery. If you don’t know what you are looking for but want to learn more about the American Revolution, the access mechanisms are the best way to start. See:
There are many preserved sites, parks, memorials, and other places associated with the American Revolution in each of the original colonies. See:
For the war itself see the several access mechanism for Battles. You can browse alphabetically, chronologically, or by location. Most of the battles have an associated map, which aids visualization. See:
A comparison of what is simultaneously going on in Europe helps to set the American Revolution within a larger context of history and culture. See:
For the central historical figures there are generally multiple portraits that can be compared. By looking at the same figure by different artists, you really can get as clear a picture of what someone actually looked like as if you had seen a photograph. Generally anything by Charles Willson Peale is very much like photography — that was his particular project, to capture the likeness of participants in the Revolution accurately and without adornment. See:
PortRevolt® was begun in 2009 in order to capture and describe the full experience of the American Revolution — in text, context, and images — as it was then, what it means, and how it can be appreciated and understood now. It continues to be a work in progress ...
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