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Reflections on the Cradle of Liberty

June 21st, 2011 Random Topics!

I just discovered a great essay by the renowned historian Gary B. Nash entitled “Cradle of Liberty”  from an interesting online project The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.  

Nash is often considered one of the best historical authors of his generation ( not to mention a personal favorite of mine whose work The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America was definitely used in my master’s thesis!).  Considering that legacy, I was really excited to see how much credit he gives our beloved William Penn and his role in creating Philadelphia’s cradle of liberty!

Check out his article and feel free to share your thoughts below!