When you walk into any public library in the late month of June to early July, you will notice a lot of Forth July inspired displays.  I figured I would do something a little different this year.  With the popularity of the broadway show “Hamilton” I figured I would do a display inspired by the broadway show and the period in which it takes place.

It surprised me a little how popular this display became even more that it hit exactly the same time when the “Tony Awards” was going to be aired and even more that the broadway show that it was inspired by won  11 awards out of the 16 they were nominated for.

Note worthy books:

List of books on display.

7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the
Struggle for Independence
1775 (soundrecording): a good year for revolution
46 pages : Thomas Paine, Common sense, and the turning point to American
A desperate fortune
A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet
Alexander Hamilton : a life
Alexander Hamilton, American
Amazing Grace (DVD)
American spring : Lexington, Concord and the road to Revolution/
An Appetite for Violets
Assassin’s masque : being a true and accurate account of the further adventures of
Margaret Preston Fitzroy
Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
Blood of the Oak: a novel/ Eliot Pattison
Book of ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin
Brave Enemies: a novel of the American Revolution
Bunker Hill (soundrecording) : a city, a siege, a revolution
Bushnell’s submarine : the best kept secret of the American Revolution
Cast two shadows: the American revolution in the South
Copper Sun
Dangerous deceptions : a Palace of spies novel
Dinner at Mr. Jefferson’s : three men, five great wines, and the evening that changed
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Duel with the devil : the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed
up to take on America’s first sensational murder mystery
Fever, 1793
Finding Emilie
Five Smooth Stones
For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions
Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the
Revolutionary War
Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation
The founding foodies : how Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin revolutionized
American cuisine
General and Madam de Lafayette: Partners in Liberty’s Cause in the American and
French Revolutions
George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
Great separation : the story of the Boston Tea Party and the beginning of the
American Revolution.
Independence : the tangled roots of the American Revolution/ Thomas P. Slaughter
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution
In Mozart’s shadow : his sister’s story
Jefferson’s America: The President, the purchase and the explorers who transform
a nation
John Adams (DVD)
Johnny Tremain
Lafayette and the American Revolution/ Russell Freedman
Love thy neighbor : the Tory diary of Prudence Emerson
Maria’s Story, 1773
Meet Felicity: An American Girl
Mount Vernon Love Story
My brother Sam is dead
My name is Resolute
Or give me death : a novel of Patrick Henry’s family
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American
Independence, 1774-1776
Palace of spies : being a true, accurate, and complete account of the scandalous and
wholly remarkable adventures of Margaret Preston Fitzroy
Patriot hearts : a novel of the founding mothers/ Barbara Hambly
Revolutionary Summer: the birth American Independence/ Joseph J. Ellis
Ross Poldark
Sophia’s war : a tale of the Revolution
Taxes, the Tea Party, and those revolting rebels [graphic nonfiction] : a comics
history of the American Revolutio
The American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 : people, politics, and power
The Creole Princess : a novel
The Crimson Shard
The daughter of Siena : a novel
The exile [graphic novel] : an Outlander graphic novel
The fabric of America : how our borders and boundaries shaped the country and
forged our national identity
The French prize : a novel
The Founding Foodies
The general’s mistress
The Great Separation: the story of the Boston Tea Party and the beginning of the
American Revolution
The heartbreak of Aaron Burr/ H. W. Brands
The marquis: Layfayette reconsidered
The midwife’s revolt : a novel
The mistress of Tall Acre : a novel
The musician’s daughter
The Patriot’s History Reader/ Lary Schweikart
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789/ Joseph J. Ellis
The Radicalism of the American Revolution
The Rifle
The schoolmaster’s daughter/ John Smolens
The secret of Sarah Revere
The spirit of ’74 : how the America/ Ray Raphael
The traitor’s wife : a novel : the woman behind Benedict Arnold
The Turncoat: renegades of the Revolution
The violinist of Venice : a story of Vivaldi
The War Before Independence 1775-1776
The white rider
TURN. Season 1 (DVD): Washington’s spies
Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the
American Revolution
Voices of the American Revolution : stories from the battlefield
War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation
Washington and Hamilton : the alliance that forged America
Washington’s immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed
the course of the revolution
Who was Betsy Ross?
With fire and sword : the battle of Bunker Hill and the beginning of the American
Women heroes of the American Revolution : 20 stories of espionage, sabotage,
defiance, and rescue.
Women of Colonial America : 13 stories of courage and survival in the New World

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