A Freeman's Guide To History

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Rediscovering the Tennessean In Your Pocket

I’m reading H.W. Brands excellent biography of Andrew Jackson. It is a little longer than most books I read but its very good. Maybe now with this approachable biography people, including myself, will get to better know our seventh president and the man on the $20 bill. The tricky part with reading... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Lincoln's Melancholy - A Review (Again)

Note: I posted this piece on my main blog today as well but this blog needs an addition so here it is. Advancements in our modern world have greatly enhanced and extended the lives of people. We have electronic connections with the world to soothe loneliness and drugs to reset our brains when the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Real First Thanksgiving - I Was There

Below is Edward Winslow's account of the first Thanksgiving, written in a letter dated 12 December 1621. Note there is no mention of grave robbing or stealing. That might be a minor bit of historical trivia but it has nothing to do with the first Thanskgiving. Our corn [i.e. wheat] did prove well,... Sign in to see full entry.

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