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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part One

Great Courses:  Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part One, taught by Peter C. Mancall As someone who is no stranger to listening to Great Courses cds while driving, I am also no stranger to thinking about the origins … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Encounters

American Encounters:  Natives And Newcomers From European Contact To Indian Removal, 1500-1850, edited by Peter C. Mancall and James H. Merrell If you want to read a textbook (almost literally) example of the sort of corrupt and shoddy scholarship that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Passage To India

A Passage To India, a play by Martin Sherman It should be noted that what I read and am reviewing here is a play that is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by E.M. Forster that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter, by Graham Greene It is not very often that one has to say about a Graham Greene novel that one wishes the main character was more tough-minded, but here is a case where that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century

The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century, by Bernard Bailyn It likely does not need to be said at this point that I love the historiography of Bernard Bailyn and find it both fascinating in its attention to historical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empires Of The Atlantic World

Empires Of The Atlantic World:  Britain And Spain In America, 1492-1830, by J.H. Elliott This is the sort of sprawling, deeply insightful book that well deserves the adjective of magisterial.  Although the author himself freely admits that his comparative history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800, by John Thornton This book is an example of some of the tensions that are inherent within revisionist history.  This book is an able if somewhat highly technical and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tempest

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare One of the questions this book asks that is worth exploring is the extent to which context matters when it comes to viewing the excellence of a play [1].  After all, the play is concerned … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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