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Early American Reading Lists

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On December 21, 2016
Indigo Production South Carolina. William DeBrahm, A Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia London, published by Thomas Jeffreys, 1757 I know you all are a bunch of readers. And many of you are interested in early America. So instead of reading another hagiography about Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson, how about something […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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On November 27, 2014

Let’s learn a bit the lovely people we are remembering today: On May 26, 1637, a Puritan force fortified by Native allies massacred a Pequot fort in Connecticut, killing as many as 500 men, wome

The Real War on Christmas

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On December 11, 2013
Forget O’Reilly’s fears of liberals saying “Happy Holidays” to each other. There was a real war on Christmas in this country and it was waged by those lovely people who settled in New England, the Puritans. For the Puritans — in England and in the New England colonies — Christmas was a, well, un-Christian imposition […]
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