SOURCE: Religion Dispatches
by Peter Laarman
A minister and activist argues that the novelist and essayist's defense of the New England Puritans as prototypical human rights heroes ignores the very clear limits that historians have identified for Puritanism's conceptions of social belonging.
by Julie Flavell
"Jane was convinced that her husband had embarked on a humanitarian errand. She believed the British war machine that carried him to New York was not intended to drive the Americans to desperation, but to force them to the negotiating table."
SOURCE: New York Times
Columnist Ross Douthat argues that greater attention to the French and Indian War can support a view of history that embraces the complexity of the past without falling into simplistic patriotism or cynicism.
SOURCE: Law & Liberty
by George H. Nash
The award-winning historian's reflections on the writing and teaching of history offer a master class in the scholar's art.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Garrett Epps
Epps doubts that Alexander Hamilton could foresee the consequences of an electoral college.
SOURCE: The New York Review of Books
July 18, 2019
by Marilynne Robinson
A brief history of John Winthrop and the misconceptions of "A City on a Hill".
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