Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Busting the myth of Paul Revere's ride

This is a very interesting essay about Paul Revere. I am so sick of everyone only knowing about this ride. There were many more rides during the Revolution, by many people including women, young and old.

Neither Paul Revere nor William Dawes received news of the Regulars’ advance by signal lanterns. In his classic “Paul Revere’s Ride,” published in 1861, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow exercised considerable poetic license with his legendary “One if by land, two if by sea” drama.

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