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President Trump leading USA

Donald J Trump is the 45th President of these United States of America. Commercial news media television personalities knew it would never happen.  Polls predicated he had no chance at all to be president.  195 more words


Thomas Paine: Agitator And Revolutionary

One figure in early American history has the unique distinction of being a significant actor in both the American and French revolutions.  Thomas Paine is not widely known today (or at least not as widely known as he should be), but his career shows him to have been a man of integrity and courageous conviction.  34 more words


Jared Sparks’ American Archives

by guest contributor Derek O’Leary

Jared Sparks—editor, historian, Harvard president—deposited a bundle of primary documents at Boston’s Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) in the fall of 1838. 1,999 more words

Think Pieces

The Man Who Finished The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes

Paul Revere and William Dawes didn’t make it to Concord to sound the alarm that the British regulars were on the move from Boston. That ride was completed by twenty-three-year old Dr. 602 more words

American Revolution

Lost and Found – January 22nd Edition

What to remember about January 22nd…

  • 1740  Patriot General and spy Noah Phelps is born in Simsbury, Connecticut; infiltrated Ft. Ticonderoga alone to help plan its capture…
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John Hancock (1737.01.23)

JOHN HANCOCK ON CROSSCURRENTS, 1/23:  A prosperous merchant, president of the Second Continental Congress, and first to attach his large elegant moniker to the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock was born on this date in 1737.  24 more words


Anti-Establishment Books

This is a hard week. This blog is not centered around politics, but around books; and yet I feel I have to address what’s going on in my country right now. 570 more words

Books In General