A World of Paine

A review of a chapter title A World of Paine, in the book, Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation by various authors, published in 2011. This text was written as part of a volunteer audio visual presentation featuring Thomas Paine for Patriot Lessons...

Martha Washington: The First First Lady

A review of the book Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days  written by Geraldine Brooks and published in the year 1900. This text was written as part of audio visual presentation featuring Martha Washington for Patriot Lessons TV, recorded in 2015. Dames and Daughters is a book of nine chapters...

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November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation...

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March 16-17, 2013 (Kalamazoo)—A stately President Lincoln walked past me, surveying a table of books – surely some written about him.  A stout gentleman in a late 18th century wig and waistcoat strode proudly through the ever-gathering crowds.  I almost ran headlong into a commanding officer of Her Majesty’s...

Historic vs. Historical

Historic or Historical?  This blog could have been named the Historic Notionist.  However, that would be presumptuous. The two words historic and historical are often interchanged but do not mean the same thing.  In fact, the words’ proper usages are grammatically distinct.  Yet, a quick consult to the a...