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The American Crisis. Let God, and the world judge between Us [Lexington]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03630 Author/Creator: Place Written: Hartford Type: Broadside Date: 01 May 1775 Pagination: 1 sheet 33 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Hartford, Ct. Eben Watson. propaganda inspired by the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryBattleLexington and ConcordPropagandaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyReligion

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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