A Toast for Freedom

July 18, 2016

Gadsbys-tavernThere’s an irony to that old bar rule of never discussing politics and religion: The earliest taverns in colonial America were hotbeds of political and religious debate. Places like The Green Dragon in Boston and Fraunces Tavern in New York were gathering spots for revolutionaries—our revolutionaries, including Sam Adams, George Washington, and John Hancock. At the Washington Free Beacon, I review Taverns of the American Revolution.

Photo of Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, Va., by Dmadeo

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