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Turning Worlds Upside Down

Throughout history, the desire for justice and human rights has motivated the oppressed to demand political change and the promise of a better future.

February 21st and 22nd, Colonial Williamsburg and the Chautauqua Institution present “Turning Worlds Upside Down: Liberty and Democracy in Revolutionary Times,” an exploration of revolutions past and present.

Creative Director for the Revolutionary City Bill Weldon stops by to describe the thought-provoking lineup.

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tea, sugar, china, textiles

Wartime Deprivations

Shortages of sugar, rum, gunpowder, textiles, tea and china were among the inconveniences suffered by colonial Americans during the Revolution. Historian Lou Powers describes the deprivations and the substitutions.

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