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Knowing the Bible and Shakespeare

Some time ago, I came across a reference which stated that the American pioneers moving westward generally carried two books with them: the Bible and Shakespeare. I do not remember where I originally read this, but it is apparently an idea well-accepted enough that it is referred to in many other places on-line.¬†Shakespeare in American […]

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Partying With Patrick Henry

A few¬†weeks ago, my American literature class read “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” a sermon by the renowned Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards. The piece is one which is considered an “Anchor Text” in the new Common Core-aligned textbook selected from the list of state-approved texts last year. Published by Pearson, the company […]

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