Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: December 28, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

A Dutch immigrant community celebrates a legendary gift-giver, while the effects of the Boston Tea Party ripple outward. A doctor hatches a plan in the Ohio River valley to promote the interests of colonial Virginia at the expense of colonial Pennsylvania.

Over in England, Benjamin Franklin makes a public confession.

Americanism Redux, a series by historian author, Dr. Dan Miller, explores what Americanism meant 250 years ago and its significance for America today. Visit Dr Dan Miller’s website>


Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

RT Item: #1307. “Essays on Philosophical Subjects” Joseph Black, icon of the phlogiston school, was also co-executor of Adam Smith’s literary works. Upon Smith’s death, Black helped arrange for publication of this collection and Smith’s writings. Black’s reputation as a scientist survived the demise of his conceptualization of phlogistan.

View The Remnant Trust “Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum PDF for reference>