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Ah, the holidays: 5 exaggerated traditions

After they finished “The Lottery,” my students weren’t convinced by the story’s take on tradition, so I exaggerated some of our current rituals to put things into perspective: 131 more words

Reflections & Rants

July 4, 1865: An Anatomy of American Nationalism

The traditions, rituals, and stories of July 4, 1865 bound the disparate experiences of Americans to a common nation-state. Bereaved by death, bereft of those they loved, weary of revolution, and tired of violence, they ruminated over the course of the war and sought to define both the nation and their place in the emergent order. 5,871 more words



Had breakfast at 9:30. I started “Arabian Nights.” Letters from Mama yesterday. Washed clothes. Watched fireworks at Nancy’s. Played piano. Bed at 11:30.

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"It is a great day. It is a good day"–John Adams

As he (John Adams) lay dying on July 4, he was told it was Independence day and replied: “It is a great day. It is a good day.” That evening he died, and a sharp clap of thunder sounded the death knell. 36 more words

John Adams

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

by Frederick Douglass

A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852


Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens:

He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. 10,295 more words