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Part VI: Citizenship and the New American Citizen in the Divisive Sixties

This is the sixth essay in a series devoted to examining citizenship and the American citizen, the rights, duties, and norms of which have become ever more contentious since the divisive Sixties. They have become especially relevant in recent years … Continue reading

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The Year There Was No Summer–200th Anniversary

(An abridged version of this essay was published as “The Year Without a Summer” by the Newport Daily News on June 21, 2016.) In recent decades we have become accustomed to hear how an event in a far-off place may … Continue reading

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