The General’s Cook by Ramin Ganeshram tells the true story the George Washington’s head cook, Hercules, in Philadelphia during the first presidency. Hercules is a complex and formidable figure, […]
Women of the Blue and Gray tells the true stories of women on both sides of the Civil War who defied gender norms and were social pioneers despite the […]
My Dear Hamilton follows the true and extraordinary life of Elizabeth (“Eliza”) Schuyler Hamilton–wife of the famous (or infamous) Alexander Hamilton. We all know Hamilton has gained popularity in recent […]
See my review at the Journal of the American Revolution!
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead tells the story of 15 year old Cora, who runs away from a Georgia Plantation to obtain her freedom. Whitehead never actually tells […]
View my review article on Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson is a YA novel detailing Philadelphia’s 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic. Being in Philadelphia, I have heard about this particular epidemic…every time I walk past Washington […]