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Read Jane Kamensky's marvelous essay, "Two Cheers for the Nation: An American Revolution for the Revolting United States", quoted in @jennyschuessler's @nytimes piece on celebrating America while understanding its history : https://t.co/iVVKSwRN2W --- https://t.co/CsPieuQ89f
We interrupt this regularly scheduled meltdown over 1776 and national identity to remind you we still need to talk about this period in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence OR IS IT A COMMA https://t.co/uumokec30x
The 4th of July has its own history. It has served as a vehicle for political expression throughout our history. For example, in the 1800s, elites used the holiday to replace working-class commemorations of popular uprisings that led to independence.
Good thread https://t.co/nJGNFnmov4
But as planning for the 2026 Semiquincentennial gets underway, some are wondering if the picture has gotten… too dark. What version of 1776 both acknowledges complexity and guides us forward? Does America still need a shared origin story it can love? // https://t.co/0cYTR9X65q
The story historians tell has changed enormously since the Bicentennial. These days, they emphasize the uncertainties, complexities & unequal outcomes, and the way it left many enslaved African-Americans and Native Americans worse off, and less free. (2/3) https://t.co/0cYTR9X65q
1776 has become a flashpoint in today's partisan history wars. But Americans have been fighting over the memory of the Revolution even before it ended. I wrote about our shifting origin story, as planning for America’s 250th in 2026 gets underway. https://t.co/0cYTR9X65q
“As planning for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 gets underway, some historians are asking if the story they tell of the founding has gotten… too dark.” My story on the fraught 2021 politics of 1776, as history and symbol. https://t.co/hTBfcG0A33
On the downside, sad I failed to wedge in a Bicentennial reference to "Dazed & Confused." Should America survive to 2026, I plan to mark the 250th smoking hemp with George and Martha Washington reenactors (and Gov. Matthew McConaughey?) https://t.co/0cYTR9X65q
Since we're talking 1776... This just in from @woodyholtonusc, whose big fat new book on the American Revolution, "Liberty Is Sweet," coming this fall, is sure to stir the pot (if it hasn't already boiled over completely by then!) https://t.co/Y4P5rVpoHS
“With its diverse cast and brilliant rap-pop fusion, “Hamilton” both looks and sounds a lot more like America than “1776.” Yet its script actually did much less to expose the nation’s founding flaws.”– ZacharyClary_ https://t.co/MlVcNte93s
OK, we (still) doing this? (My take: 1776's riff on "inalienable" vs. "unalienable" was the Pepsi v Coke of the 18th century) https://t.co/ndbUVIv5Xv
I'm knee-deep in writing a book about how we have fought over the American Revolution from 1800 to the present. Surveying our historical discourse over that long stretch of time has helped me take a step back when looking at our current historical conflicts. A few thoughts...
spicy thoughts for your 4th of July picnic basket 👀 https://t.co/rhHfzykZb1