Frontpiece, David Ramsay M.D, History of the American Revolution, Philadelphia: R. Aitken and Son, 1789.
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Engraving and title page, frontpiece of <i>The History of the American Revolution</i> by David Ramsay, 1789.

Credit: The Library Company of Philadelphia

Published in 1789, David Ramsey's History of the American Revolution was the first full history of the new nation written by a veteran of the American War for Independence and published in the United States. An ardent Federalist, Ramsey also made a strong argument in favor of the then new national Constitution.

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