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Junto March Madness: Presenting Your 2015 Champion

Today at the Junto, we announce the winner of March Madness
From: The Junto on 8 Apr 2015

The Ongoing Battle over Advanced Placement U.S. History

To continue this series of postings on controversial intersections of early American history and current American politics, here’s an update on the conservative attack on the new Advanced Placement U.S. History (“APUSH”) framework.As I noted last...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Feb 2015

Who Said “Hang Separately”?

In his Memoirs of His Own Time, first published in 1811, Alexander Graydon wrote:Both the brothers, John and Richard Penn [shown here], had been governors of Pennsylvania; the former being in office at the beginning of hostilities. By yielding to the...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Dec 2014

The American Revolution Comes to Albany, New York, 1756-1776

“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world…He...

Our Declarations

Yet another new book of Revolutionary history that’s been getting a lot of press lately is Danielle Allen’s Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. And by “a lot of press” I mean that in one week Allen’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Jul 2014

Rights, “Unalienable” or “Inalienable”?: A Concluding Philological Postscript

[This version has been revised since it was initially posted;  see below] Since my posting of Bentham’s critique of the “Declaration of Independence” last Thursday, traffic on this blog has increased dramatically. While I appreciate the attention,...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 7 Jul 2014

Periods and Plots: A Postscript to Bentham’s Critique of the Declaration of Independence

Shortly after uploading Jeremy Bentham’s critique of the Declaration of Independence, I got around to reading the discussion in the New York Times of Danielle Allen’s questioning of the period that appears immediately after the words “life, liberty,...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 4 Jul 2014

Charles Carroll and Independence Day

On the Acton Institute blog, Noah Barger reminds us of Charles Carroll of Carrollton:This weekend marks another celebration of America’s birthday of Independence from our colonial rulers. It is typical to praise the founding fathers for what they did...

Of Rights and Witches: Bentham’s Critique of the Declaration of Independence

It is not surprising that friends of the Enlightenment tend to assume that the Enlightenment was generally friendly towards the American Revolution. Richard Price had, after all, been an energetic supporter of the Colonial cause and, like Joseph Priestley,...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 3 Jul 2014

The JuntoCast, Episode 11: The Declaration of Independence

In celebration of July 4, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the Declaration of Independence, including why it took so long to achieve independence, the utility of the document itself, and strategies for teaching the Declaration. Also, this...
From: The Junto on 26 Jun 2014

The Week in Early American History

Slavery reparations, a lost Confederate ship, a financially troubled plantation, and academic dads. These links and more in this Memorial Day edition.
From: The Junto on 26 May 2014

Mum Bett Presentations at Royall House, 31 May

On Saturday, 31 May, the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford will host two performances of “One Minute’s Freedom: The Story of Mum Bett” by storyteller Tammy Denease. This presentation introduces children aged seven and up to Elizabeth Freeman,...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 May 2014

140 Revolutionary Characters

The Journal of the American Revolution is in the middle of one of its group interviews, and today’s question was a challenge to “describe the American Revolution in 140 characters or less.” Check out the various answers at
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Mar 2014

The Week in Early American History

Tom Cutterham brings you the week in early American history, featuring an ancient Miami village, the Haitian Revolution, David Brion Davis, Eric Foner, The Lion King, and Abraham Lincoln!
From: The Junto on 9 Feb 2014

The St. Michael’s Tercentenary in Marblehead

Over the next week I’ll highlight some intriguing historical events coming up in the new year. In Marblehead, St. Michael’s Church will celebrate its 300th anniversary. This is the oldest Episcopal Church in New England still conducting services in...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Dec 2013

The Junto Reviews the Books of Pauline Maier

Early this month The Junto devoted a week of their blog to reviewing the legacy of historian Pauline Maier, who died this summer. Their essays discuss both Pauline’s four major books (she also wrote valuable articles, reviews, and teaching texts)...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Dec 2013

Murder of a Declaration Signer (Part 2)

THE TRIAL THAT GRIPPED THE NEW NATION In John Trumbull’s “The Declaration of Independence,” George Wythe is the profile furthest to the left. The Grand Jury in Richmond determined that there was ample evidence of George Wythe Sweeney’s...

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