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Colonial History



  • Douthat: The War that Made Our World

    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. 



  • A Master Historian at Work

    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. 



  • Which Way to the City on a Hill?

    by Marilynne Robinson

    A brief history of John Winthrop and the misconceptions of "A City on a Hill".