May 23 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 23, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Late May unfolds with groups of colonists opposed to the newly announced Boston Port Act. In larger towns like Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City,...

May 16 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 16, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The fact of the Boston Port Act has hit land, rather like a bomb. It’s gone off in Boston and the shock waves spread out from there. The port will be...

May 9 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 9, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The news that will change the life of people in Boston and Massachusetts is only a day way. Written descriptions of the Boston Port Act are onboard the ship...

May 2 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 2, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Some days you wake up and what you see surprises you. This is one of those days. War has started. Blood is spilled and flowing at Yellow Creek, in the upper...

April 25 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: April 25, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Every day you hear sounds that you know define your life. They show you where you are. The sounds heard in the last full week of April 1774 did much the...

April 18 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: April 18, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Henry Putnam of Medford, colony of Massachusetts has a year and a day to live. It will be at that time that he “turns out” as a 62-year old,...