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Revolutionary Ideas for Independence Day Style

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Between Poldark, Outlander, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Sons of Liberty and the BBC miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, the colonial period is everywhere these days. And while we love the romance and epic storylines told through the eyes of soldiers, servants and time travelers, we’re becoming more than a little obsessed with the period clothing that keeps gracing our screens. Hooped petticoats, stays, waistcoats and three-cornered hats—what’s not to love about the clothing of the late 1700s? With the Fourth of July only days away, it seems appropriate to honor that Revolutionary War style we can’t get enough of. So here are three modern outfits inspired by traditional Colonial clothes: Colonial Cute: Revolutionary Style 2 by rachelcarterya featuring Dolce&Gabbana Gingham…

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Your July 4th Fix: Books and Shows to Heat Up Your Independence Day

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It’s the Fourth of July! Have a hot dog and a hamburger—but have a side of history while you’re at it. While Independence Day is one of the country’s biggest holidays for barbecues, family pool parties, gatherings at the beach (and let’s not forget the fireworks!) I always like to use the Fourth as an opportunity to take a look back at our illustrious (and sometimes infamous) national history. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of books, movies and TV shows that will help you stay true to the red, white and blue—they’ll not only keep you entertained, but they’ll give you a pretty good history lesson as well. So here’s a TV show, a movie, and three books that will make…

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