Darrow Faces Bryan Again in Dayton, TN

In late May, I posted on the sculpture of Clarence Darrow that was being designed to stand in front of the courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee, where the Scopes trial was…

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Seven Liberal Arts: Grammar

When I started reading about Laurent de La Hyre's Allegory of Grammar (more on that painting below), I was shocked to discover that I had earned a Bachelor of Arts degree without…

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Thomas Jefferson on the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

On June 24, 1826, eighty-three-year-old Thomas Jefferson responded to Thomas Weightman's invitation to attend the celebration in Washington, D.C., of the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. This is…

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Naming the Gates of Central Park, 1

First in a series; second is here, third is here. In 1898, Andrew Haswell Green was proclaimed "Father of Greater New York" for his efforts to see Manhattan consolidated with…

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The Reynolds Affair, Phase III (Hamilton 63c)

In which Callender accuses Hamilton of speculation, and Hamilton replies: June to August 1797. [NOTE: My latest thoughts on the Reynolds Affair are available in my hour-long talk “Alexander Hamilton and…

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The Reynolds Affair, Phase II (Hamilton 63b)

In which Reynolds accuses Hamilton of speculation: December 1792. [NOTE: My latest thoughts on the Reynolds Affair are available in my hour-long talk “Alexander Hamilton and the Reynolds Affair: A Three-Part…

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The Reynolds Affair, Phase I (Hamilton 63a)

In which Hamilton has a torrid affair, and pays a price.  [NOTE: My latest thoughts on the Reynolds Affair are available in my hour-long talk “Alexander Hamilton and the Reynolds…

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