February 29 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 29, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 No such day existed because it wasn’t a Leap Year. Only those people in a Leap Year have this day given to them. In 1774 the gift will come again...

February 22 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 22, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Two earthquakes, one literal and one symbolic, rock the third week of February. The symbolic version is in the meeting room of George III’s Privy...

February 15 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 15, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Approximately two months have passed since the Boston Tea Party and one month since British officials in England learned of the incident. Day by day,...

February 8 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 8, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Safety and security, how do you find them on this day in the American colonies? The question and its answer changes as you move from place to place,...

February 1 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 1, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Mercy Otis Warren mourns the loss of a friend and fears the loss of two more. Grief drives her to renew her commitment to friendship. It also sets the...

January 25 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: January 25, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Violence has broken out in Boston, the result of the tea protests. Will it spread? Will it worsen? No one knows. The newly organized Committee of...