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We Are One

We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence

Through Jan. 29, 2017

This loan exhibition from Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library includes many maps from our collection.

We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence maps the American road to independence. It explores the tumultuous events that led thirteen colonies to join to forge a new nation. Using maps, the exhibition traces the American story from the strife of the French and Indian War to the creation of a new national government. When tensions between Britain and her American colonies erupted into war, British cartographers and other witnesses depicted military campaigns, battles, and their settings.

These maps, drawings, and military artifacts now bring the long, bloody struggle for independence to life. In the aftermath of the Revolution, America took stock of her new geography with surveys and maps. European maps reflect their success by recognizing America’s triumphant new status of nationhood and her expanding territory.

In the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation Gallery and the Jan Curtis and Frank J. Spayth Gallery.