Here’s to 235 more, if we can keep our republic. Famille Historiann made it out of the wilderness and back to Durango last night, so today is a travel day for me. For a remembrance of Independence Days past, here are a few posts from the past that capture the spirit of 1776:
- I’m in a roadside motel again like last year, and like last year, HBO is running a John Adams miniseries marathon again. See my review from last year here. (Short version: if you want seasonal entertainment, watch the musical 1776 instead. My prediction is that HBO’s tedious verisimilitude won’t wear nearly as well as the sunny song-and-dance version.)
- Here’s my review from 2010 of Marla Miller’s Betsy Ross and the Making of America.
- The history and politics of “tea-drinking” and U.S. diplomacy are discussed here in this post from 2009.
- Scenes from a small town rodeo, from 2008.