By Joseph J. Ellis
Via snap shots of 4 figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis offers a different standpoint at the function of tradition in post-Revolutionary the US, either its excessive expectancies and its frustrations.
Each lifestyles is attention-grabbing in its personal correct, and every is used to brightly remove darkness from the old context.
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On December 17, on the third day of Hanukkah, as it happened, they flew the machine almost 120 feet in 12 seconds. They actually made four flights on that day at a place called Kitty Hawk. The longest flight was 852 feet and took 59 seconds. Imagine that!
October 23, 1903 Hope at last for Mama and Papa. I talked to Papa about the compromise and he thinks it is a very good idea. Then he went right out and with all the money he made on doing those extra bundles on Simchat Torah he rented a sewing machine. He got one for one dollar fifty cents per month. It is nearly a tenth of his usual weekly pay but I think it will be worth it. Mama hesitated at first. But then I told her that I could go out and do all the business for her and take orders here on the Lower East Side.
First, guess what? Blu and I have been promoted!! We start third grade on Monday! We are ahead of schedule by a whole month. Hanukkah doesn’t start this year until December 14. I think the teacher was very impressed with my composition about Marie Curie. Also, the uptown governess has come back, not for her college girlfriends but for the entire household staff. The lady of the house wants new uniforms for the servants. The governess lady — oh, she has the most wonderful name, Caroline — says if we do a good job the lady might have us make some clothes for the children.
After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture by Joseph J. Ellis