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Rewriting US history

America’s love affair with history shows no signs of coming to an end.

The ongoing discussion over the rights and wrongs of flying the Confederate flag or toppling statues of Stonewall Jackson and Robert Lee is proof enough that the past still lingers long in the present. Historic militaria – from the Revolutionary period to the Second World War – is a strong and strengthening market.

Revisionist history is retelling the stories Americans thought they knew. The opening in April of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is shedding new light on the role of black people, women, privateers and loyalists in the struggle for independence. A series of events is also being planned for 2019 – the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves in America.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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