Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord

Shall Not Be Questioned reminded me that today is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775. It’s an appropriate day to read (perhaps aloud) this chapter “The General Rising of America” from George Bancroft’s History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent (1886).

We don’t write history like this anymore–and it’s really quite a shame, even though it lacks the objectivity that we are supposed to have.

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