Author and historian Russell Shorto weaves six characters’ lives into one narrative retelling American history. He joins this episode of Federalist Radio.
Mary Katharine Goddard, patriot and publisher, printed the first Declaration of Independence with signatures, and put her name in history.
What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.
While many overlook Crispus Attucks’ contribution to American history, he still provides a powerful example of moral courage we should follow.
More than a day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first birth of freedom.
For soldiers, it only takes one wrong step, one wrong turn, or one blink of an eye to go from Veteran’s Day to Memorial Day.
Listen my children and you will hear of the midnight ride of the female Paul Revere: Sybil Ludington Ogden.
Starting at age 15, Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a transnational entrepreneur and later deeply embedded in the politics of the American Revolution.
This elder sister of 13 children and mother to five had a direct influence on the American Revolution and resulting U.S. Constitution.
Besides Barbara Bush, only Abigail Adams has been both the wife and mother of American presidents.
Trump and Clinton win, but Trump’s underperformance was significant. The Batman theory of Republican revolt. The funniest precinct results. And more.
As he fought to free Americans from foreign tyranny, George Washington also set a quieter example to his countrymen of what it means that ‘All men are created equal.’
Perhaps more than any other work, Thomas Paine’s ‘Common Sense’ galvanized the case for American independence.
Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.
There are four major problems with justifying the violence in Ferguson by reference to the Boston Tea Party and the Stamp Act Riots, either in moral terms or in terms of effectiveness.
‘The pursuit of happiness’ shouldn’t confuse people who study the American founders.
The dispute between John Adams and Edmund Burke can illuminate today’s differences between American and European conservatives.
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