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October 4, 2010

Submitted by alycia on Mon, 10/04/2010 - 21:47
  • Declaring Independence. Why are only the parts about Jefferson interesting to me? Because he is such an odd character? And especially here, where it's shown he feigned illness to avoid delivering a speech (the book is an exploration of rhetoric and "declarations"--and whether they were a particularly oral phenomenon in the age of the Declaration of Independence)? Oh, and the 3 pages about the founding fathers' chairs (pgs. 71-73) were great.

    I thought this would be good train reading, but it's proven a bit inaccessible for a commute somehow.

  • I found out late this afternoon, after remembering I have a syllabus that there were more readings. Thus:
    • Frederick Douglass (always glad to have the excuse for this)
    • and Harriet Beecher Stowe

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