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New Page #32: Concord Powder Alarm

For most of the nearly three hundred years British Colonists settled in America, there was no standing army to protect it. Instead, towns had garrisons where gunpowder and arms were kept to supply the militia in case of outside aggressors. But what if that aggressor was the king?

In that case, did the supplies belong to the British government, or did they belong to the inhabitants of the town? As you can imagine, Royal Governors and American Patriots disagreed on this point.

Read about the April 19th, 1775 Powder Alarm in Concord in the latest pages of The Dreamer, a history comic about the American Revolution. Continue reading

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New Page #31: Midnight Alarm

New Page #31! Wake up, sleeping beauty! April 19th, 1775 is one of the most significant dates in American history. Though Independence wouldn’t be declared for over a year, on this day the first shots were fired on the Lexington … Continue reading

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New Page #12!

New Page #12! Fun Fact: Sam Adams’s words on this page are taken from the actual speech he gave that day, under the Liberty Tree! ┬áVOTE┬áto preview Friday’s page and get a sneak peek at another of Alan’s brothers! *Click … Continue reading

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2011 in Review

Well, it’s been one heck of a year for The Dreamer. So let’s take a look back on 2011! January started off as it usually does for me–emotional and fulfilling as the Comic Creators for Freedom kicked off its annual … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Dr. Samuel Forman

Lora here! This summer when I went to Boston, I was fortunate that despite Hurricane Irene tearing up New England the day before, Joseph Warren biographer Sam Forman was kind enough to meet me at the Massachusetts Historical Society to … Continue reading

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