By Edmund S. Morgan
“A clever, humane and wonderfully written book.”―Bret Stephens, Wall road Journal
From the best-selling writer of Benjamin Franklin comes this impressive paintings that might aid redefine our concept of yankee heroism. american citizens have lengthy been enthusiastic about their heroes, however the women and men dramatically portrayed listed below are no longer celebrated for the common banal purposes contained in Founding Fathers hagiography. easily demanding those that persist in revering the yankee historical past establishment and its tropes and falsehoods, Morgan, now ninety-three, maintains to think that the prior seriously isn't how it turns out.
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Instead of appealing to the “inner light,” he patronized the judges, lectured them on the law, and left the court with a sneer when sentenced to a term in Newgate Prison, where he knew he could not be kept for long. He was a strange sort of leader for a humble people. And he was able to provide a refuge for them when he collected a large parcel of America in payment for sums his father had lent the king. Many of the other people celebrated here were heroes or heroines, at least for me, by virtue of the same ability to say no that I find in Washington and Franklin.
Call it the profit motive, or free enterprise, or the work ethic, or the American way, or, as the Spanish did, civility. Before we become too outraged at the behavior of Columbus and his followers, before we identify ourselves too easily with the lovable Arawaks, we have to ask whether we could really get along without greed and everything that goes with it. Yes, a few of us, a few eccentrics, might manage to live for a time like the Arawaks. But the modern world could not have put up with the Arawaks any more than the Spanish could.
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American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America by Edmund S. Morgan
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