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Happy Fourth of July

In a recent NPR/PBS/Marist poll, only 77% of Americans correctly identified Great Britain as the country we declared independence from on July 4. Fewer (70%) knew that we did so in 1776. Aside from what that says about our “informed … Continue reading

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Drinking in America: Our Secret History by Susan Cheever

The Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower were headed toward Virginia, where they had a land grant from King James. ¬†Instead, they landed illegally in Massachusetts because they were running out of beer. ¬†So says historian, Susan Cheever … Continue reading

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