Reading….American Creation

Reading:  American Creation by Joseph Ellis

More “short stories” (of sorts) by the acclaimed historian on the two decades following independence.  He not only focuses on the brilliant successes of the period, but also the brilliant failures, if you will:  The treatment of Native Americans and of course, slavery.  Their failure to address these issue resulted, of course, in great tragedy.   His format does a great job in cutting through the mythology that stands in for real knowledge in today’s conversations.

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