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Self-Evident, Tim Patrick's new book on the ideas and events that made the Declaration of Independence possible, is now available in paperback and ebook formats.
America's founders believed that natural rights and legal protections enjoyed by England applied to America. They might be horrified to see them at threat in Turkey.
Written two years before the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's pamphlet "A Summary View of the Rights of British America" is essentially a pre-release edition of the final Declaration.
I listen regularly to a podcast called The Thomas Jefferson Hour, a little bit of exciting history in my otherwise non-historical life. In this week's episode, the hosts discussed reading in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
I had never heard of Tristram Shandy until a few weeks ago. But now I can't seem to avoid him.