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.
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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.