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A Fourth Of July Reading List

The Fourth of July will be here soon. (Above–Black Americans observing the Fourth in 1939 in St. Helena Island, South Carolina.) What books would be helpful to learn more about the American Revolution and about America? As I’ve said before, I don’t believe the Revolution was a liberal or conservative event in the sense we think about such things today. Some of the Founding Fathers were religious. Others were not.  The Revolution had some aspects of a tax revolt. But who can know if folks in the early days of the nation would not have paid more taxes to get all the garbage

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Happy Rhode Island Independence Day!

May 4th is Rhode Island’s Independence Day. If you were a school kid in Rhode Island in 1976, you got the holiday off as as part of bicentennial observances that year. What a good day that was! Below is a little history ( Click here for the full link) — Rhode Island was a leader in the American Revolutionary movement. Having the greatest degree of self-rule, it had the most to lose from the efforts of England after 1763 to increase her supervision and control over her American colonies.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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