Power of Place

The American Revolution and the War of Independence played out across a vast geography. The Revolution made an impact in all corners of the world, far from political centers or even the combatant nations. But the specific history and geography of places in North America and beyond channeled and condensed this revolutionary human activity. This concentrated people, actions, and events in unique ways. Geography, topography, and hydrology shaped the Revolutionary struggle in profound ways that gave even places far from population centers profound significance for political and military events. This has had a lasting effect on individuals and nations and traces of the Revolution can be followed across the world to this day, from fortifications to national borders.

Follow the global American Revolution across these nine different regions, which shaped, and were themselves shaped by, the experience of war between 1775 and 1783.