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On February 11, 2021
The great historian Richard White has an really interesting essay on the impeachment of Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876. The House managers, in their final brief of Feb. 2, called that argument wrong and dangerous. In support of their position, they cite the impeachment trial of William Belknap in 1876. Belknap was the […]
This is the grave of Henry James. Born in 1843 to old New York money, Henry grew up in luxury. He and his family, which of course included his brother, the philosopher William James, and his sister, the diarist Alice James, moved around from Newport to Paris to points in between. Interestingly, while Henry stuttered […]
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