Today in History: Yankee Doodle

Today in History–April 19–the Library of Congress features the song Yankee Doodle, which the colonials are said to have sung as they forced the British back to Boston on this day in 1775. Learn more about this song and the Lexington & Concord skirmishes by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources.

The American Revolution Began (America’s Library)

British Spy Map of Lexington and Concord: A Detective Story Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at the Library of Congress April 18, 2016

Battles of Lexington & Concord primary source set

American Memory Timeline: First Shots of War

Yankee Doodle from America’s Library

Yankee Doodle sheet music

Yankee Doodle song recordings

Yankee Doodle books & articles

Yankee Doodle image set

Primary Source Learning: American Revolution Primary Source Set