Journey to the American Founding

September 21 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.


Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: September 21, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

On this day, various people from various British colonies are seeking to live their lives. The future looks different for each of them. They have personal situations that are unique to them. They do have something in common—a colonial world where, week after week, the issues of empire loom large.

On this day and week, 250 years ago, the nature of disputes and tensions over empire have taken on a new sense of instability. And so the individual futures we see in the story have a growing cloud on the horizon.

TITLE: Americanism Redux: September 21, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

By Dr. Dan Miller


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Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

“Torah” –  Reference #1180

“The Torah” includes the story of Hagar, the namesake of an enslaved black woman featured in today’s entry. Hagar in the Old Testament offers a somber backdrop for the Hagar sitting in a jail cell on the eastern shore of colonial Maryland, awaiting word of her fate held in the hands of five judges.

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Journey to the American Founding

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