This site was created by Edna Barney.
“Who shall write the history of the American Revolution? Who can write it? Who will ever be able to write it?” wrote John Adams to Thomas Jefferson in 1815. Jefferson replied “Nobody, except merely its external facts. … The life and soul of history must be forever unknown.“
The “REAL” Revolution is being blogged here. The Revolution that started it all! The Revolution of 1776. The Revolution which fired “the shot heard ’round the world.” The Revolution which brought freedom to Americans and eventually to what is now “The Free World.” We are “Blogging the Revolution” for we are the posterity of those who bequeathed to us the ‘burden of freedom’. The Revolution continues – “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all mankind.
“WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT….”
The author of this blog is a daughter of revolution who does not want America to forget her revolutionary forebears. Those patriots sacrificed their wealth, took up arms and risked and lost their lives so that Americans today live free. The mostly modern images that display here, pertaining to the world-shaking events and activities of American rebels in their revolutionary battle for liberty on American soil, mainly between the years 1775 and 1783, are from Flickr.com. The words, except quotations, are the author’s. ~~Edna Barney (www.ednabarney.com ~~ www.barneykin.com)
“That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heros dare
To die, and leave their children free.”
This site of beautiful, historic images would not be possible without the contributions of Flickr photographers, as most of the images appearing here are ones that I use with permission via the Flickr API at Flickr.com. Please visit the group, “The Revolution Flickred” where there are more images pertaining to the American Revolution. For further information on any photograph, contact its owner at Flickr.