Jennifer Schuessler

Jennifer Schuessler

@jennyschuessler

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New York Times reporter on the ideas beat, lapsed midwesterner, &c. Footnote fan. Mostly here for the Walt Whitman bots. Tips: schuessler at https://t.co/zGJ4T9rCnp

Brooklyn, NY
Joined on April 09, 2010
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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

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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

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Quoted @MichaelHattem

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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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More on history wars, by @jennyschuessler⁩. It’s a great rundown/meditation on all of the ways of seeing 1776. As America's 250th Birthday Nears, the Shape of Its Origin Story Shifts - The New York Times https://t.co/j9do0mo2Ka

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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

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Tfw when you get 1800+ words on 1776 and the American Revolution into the NYT and none of them are "Alexander" or "Hamilton" https://t.co/fqYtoRZR3z

Tfw when you get 1800+ words on 1776 and the American Revolution into the NYT and none of them are "Alexander" or "Hamilton" https://t.co/fqYtoRZR3z

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

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(with apologies to those who have been going with "Sestercentennial")

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I wrote about 1776, origin stories, the history wars and what the heck we are doing about the Semiquincentennial in 2026 (so help me God) https://t.co/0cYTR9X65q

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Quoted @madebyhistory

“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

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Quoted @MichaelHattem

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

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I see C-SPAN's updated ranking of US presidents is out, but when are we getting an update of this classic ranking of presidential knife skills? https://t.co/i6tS2gwofT

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In the 1776 report, Lincoln mentioned 24 times, Jefferson only 8 (one less than Douglass). Jefferson's ideas and the DOI mainly filtered through Lincoln...

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Makes me think about the (much-puzzled-over) passage in the 1776 Report arguing that identity politics is the child of Calhoun, and claiming Lincoln's understanding of the Founding. 🤔 Thoughts @karpmj?

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