Sunday, March 26, 2023

How I learned about American history

For her history class at her Swiss high school, my daughter Sara has a test tomorrow on the American Revolution, so I spent much of the evening going over the details with her. As we discussed the progression from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the Constitution in 1789, she wondered whether I remembered all this from high school. While I learned some of the details then, most of them come from two sources: the lecture courses I taught in Saarbrücken in 1994 and 1995 ("A Brief History of Conspiracy in the United States" and "American Revolutions"), and thirty or so years of reading "The New York Review of Books." (Andrew Shields, #111words, 26 March 2023)

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