American Revolution

Catherine the Great of Russia, by Fyodor Rokotov

How Russian meddling impacted the American Revolution


Foreign help was critical to the success of the American Revolution. Many people know about the important roles played by France and Spain. But less well-known is the indirect help the US got from Russia. On this July 4, we explore how Russia accidentally helped the American fight for independence.

Geo Washington painting Valley Forge

How the 1721 Boston smallpox epidemic changed medicine, launched a free press and helped win the American Revolution


The other side of the American Revolution

Arts, Culture & Media

American Democracy: Still an Export in Demand?

A New Perspective on the American Revolution