Fake News Colonial Style Who Was Telling the Truth? When I first saw a colonial paper about fifteen years ago I didn’t know WHAT I was looking at. It wasn’t anything like what I knew a “newspaper” to be. Jammed with tiny text, irregular layouts and a wild juxtaposition of ads, letters and news, it.. read more →

The Hamilton and Burr Duel Does Anyone Really Know What Happened? Many Versions of the Story There seem to be endless versions of the story of the duel that occurred July 11, 1804 between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.  Sometimes I hang around Trinity Church after finishing my tours just to listen to the different.. read more →

New York: The Scoff and Wonder of America!  😳 Or, everyone hates New York. The love/hate relationship between New York and the rest of America is nothing new. By the time of the American Revolution it was in full swing, with the city frequently taking actions that outraged our upstate and colonial neighbors. Here are.. read more →

The First Shot Will be Mortal 💣 Lexington and Concord The Shot Heard ‘Round The World April 19, 1775 Was there a way to avoid that fateful shot on Lexington Green? Is it possible that cooler heads might have prevailed? Let’s take a look at the debate going on in the British Parliament in early.. read more →

The Farmer Refuted, discount viagra published February 23, 1775 by James Rivington,  is Alexander Hamilton’s second response to a series of articles written under the pseudonym “A W Farmer” or, “A Westchester Farmer”. “A W Farmer” was, in reality, Samuel Seabury, an Anglican (Church of England) Rector who argued against the legality of a Continental.. read more →