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Founding Fathers and late U.S. colonial history — Part 2

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My previous blog on Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton began what will be a series of blog posts to follow on what enlightenment and wisdom we may still discover in reading on our Founding Fathers and late American colonial history.

For after all, there is so much now that has been re-written and revised, and journalist/critic Barry Gewen urges us in his piece of June 5, 2005, to consider divergent, global perspectives of our history that speak more directly to the needs of our time than do biographies of dead white Founding Fathers.  We are missing, according to Gewen, the  “bigger picture [that ]is in the process of being lost” and we are running out of Founding Fathers to write about.  These concerns I hope to explore in reviewing some relevant historic works readers can find in Lantana Public Library’s collection.

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Written by lantanalister1

May 16, 2015 at 11:56 pm