Watership Down (Richard Adams)

Everyone kept telling me Watership Down wasn’t just about rabbits.  I didn’t need to be told that;  no novel worth reading is “just” about anything.  But on the other hand, I couldn’t exactly remember what it was about.  When I first read it as a younger teen, huge chunks of it went way over my … Continue reading Watership Down (Richard Adams)

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American Slavery, American Freedom (Edmund Morgan)

I got this book for Christmas and finally got around to reading it. I’ve enjoyed some of Edmund Morgan’s other work (Visible Saints and The Puritan Family), though I suspect he is mildly out of date in places by now. (For instance, he says Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings is based only on circumstantial … Continue reading American Slavery, American Freedom (Edmund Morgan)