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Quotes - A Cruel Hand

A heavy and cruel hand has been laid upon us. As a people, we feel ourselves to be not only deeply injured, but grossly misunderstood. Our white countrymen do not know us. 91 more words

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The Second Great Awakening (Full Lecture)

Yesterday, my flu was still lingering, but it wasn’t incapacitating.  Still, if my lecture seems a bit off, blame in on the flu!!!  Or, the inadequacies of my brain. 30 more words

Agrarianism and Early Republic (Full Lecture)

I hope those of you enjoying these lectures (or at least listening to them!) will forgive me.  I’ve had the flu over the three days, and I’m not exactly sure how coherent my talks are. 57 more words

February 25, 1776

General Washington received information that the British had taken over all ships in Boston harbor for government service.  He believes that the British are getting ready to evacuate in the near future. 316 more words

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February 25, 1921 Red Scare

In the wake of WWI and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, American authorities became increasingly alarmed at the rise of foreign and leftist radicalism.  Most especially the militant followers of anarchist Luigi Galleani. 888 more words

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis

The “Second American Revolution” in the title refers to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Before that, during most of the Revolutionary War, America was governed by the Articles of Confederation, a loose arrangement that Ellis compares to the European Union. 514 more words

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