Contrary to reports, rumors of my blogging demise were premature. I have put together a new book of (mainly) historical essays covering a wide range of topics. The TOC is below and if you're interested in getting a copy, a link is also provided.
I am currently working on a piece which explores the reactions to Saddam Hussein's execution and what they can tell us about the culture at large and some of the troubling notions people have about justice, among other things.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year find's you well, mentally and physically.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MEANDERING INTO MEDIOCRITY
LAST STAND OF TRADITION: THE ROLE OF THE COMMITTEE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
THE IMPORTANCE OF ISSUES IN THE POLITICAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE "POST-HEROIC" GENERATION, 1825-1861
PURITAN LITERARY APOLOGIA: MICHAEL WIGGLESWORTH’S DAY OF DOOM
DIVERGENT PATHS: RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTIONS
HERESIES AND EVASIONS: JAMES MADISON AND NULLIFICATION
REPUBLICANISM AT WAR: WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS AND THE WAR OF 1812
DECLINE HALTED: THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION AND THE REBIRTH OF PURITY IN NEW ENGLAND
IMAGES OF THE GLORIOUS: CLASSICISM IN AMERICAN HISTORY
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