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In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

Remembering the hard-fought battle for freedom

July 11, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

OK, you've studied this in school, heard it in variations over and over - and then, as with so many other bits from your classes, you put it out of your mind. Except when you saw a remarkable 1972 musical, lifted almost entirely from its Broadway stage production - "1776" - to remind you once again how intense and dramatic the situation was that turned our colonies into states, free and equal. For a trip down memory lane, what about taking a glance back a few centuries with this very simplified history - a timeline for independence:

 
 
 

 

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