Journey to the American Founding

August 24 1773

The stories we’re seeing from the last half of 1772 and early 1773 are a mixture of change and continuity. Surrounding the mixture is an intensification of actions and decisions. The new and old twist together in revolving cycles. The pace is not what it once was—it has picked up speed.

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Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: August 24, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

A woman in duress takes action. Almost 200 people arrive in Philadelphia to seek a new life. A book approaches its tenth printing, a region’s favorite. And in Europe, lessons abound, some shaky, some sturdy. 

What is it that makes people so fervent in their desire to come to America?

TITLE: Americanism Redux: August 24, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

By Dr. Dan Miller


To know us better then is to know us more fully now. Welcome to Americanism Redux and my one-a-week stories of 250 years ago. For the all the stories thus far, Visit Historical Solutions, Dr Dan Miller’s website>


Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

A Dictionary of the English Language – by Samuel Johnson, 1792 Edition (First Published in 1755) –  Reference #1096

Johnson was a monumental figure in British life, a bulwark of national identity and a cultural resource of the imperial persuasion. Johnson, somewhat ironically in light of our story for August 24, 1773, will become critical of Americans for supporting revolution while retaining enslavement..

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Journey to the American Founding

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