(Part two of two) “Remember the ladies,” Abigail Adams wrote in a letter to her husband during his service in the Continental Congress. And those words are how we now most often […]
“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it?
The clock on the fireplace mantel along the far wall still ticks away the seconds. On May 10, 1863, that same clock, in that same place, ticked away the last few hours […]
“Independence forever!” — John Adams, on the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Adams was 91 years old when civic leaders from Boston asked the Sage of Quincy […]
I recently completed my fifth trip through Joseph Ellis’s indispensable Founding Brothers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2001, the book provides one of the best all-around glimpses of the […]
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” Who said it?