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Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The society is an educational, non-profit that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and a respect for our national symbols and American citizenship. We do this by perpetuating the stories of courage, sacrifice, and triumph of those who achieved our independence to inspire succeeding generations.

David McCullough’s 1776

Resurrecting the revolution: David McCullough's compelling narrative brings alive America's most momentous year 1776 By David McCullough Simon & Schuster, 386 pp., illustrated, $32 By David Hackett Fischer The Boston Globe May 22, 2005 Of all the many thousands of…

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Books for Consideration

SAR Magazine Vol 111, No. 4, Spring 2017 Minuteman and former Historian General Robert L. "Bob" Bowen has published a memoir My Life and Lens: The Story of A Marine Corps Combat Correspondent. The book tells of Bowen’s life —…

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The Men Who Lost America

SAR Visiting Professor speaks at King’s College London By Michael J. Elston, President, Virginia Sons of the American Revolution SAR Magazine Winter 2017, Vol. 111, No. 3 Top, Professor O’Shaughnessy; middle, PG (2013-2014) Joe Dooley, left, discussed the Georgian Papers…

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Revolutionary Summer

Revolutionary Summer by Joseph J. Ellis New York Times June 28, 2013 If you know the musical “1776,” you know the plot of Joseph J. Ellis’s breezy new book. It’s a stirring and conventional story. A handful of famous men…

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Before It Was History, It Was News

Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News by Todd Andrlik Reviewed by National Public Radio For the colonists of the new world, the years of…

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