Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Constitution and Religion

The framers of the Constitution developed their conceptions of religion and government based on a variety of sources: classical political theory, such as Aristotle; European political theory, such as Machiavelli; English political theory, such as Locke and Hobbes; but also … Continue reading

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The Sea Mark

My new book, The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith’s Voyage¬†to New England, has been featured in an online interview, found at this link: http://www.philipvickersfithian.com/search/label/Author%27s%20Corner%20series Purchase your signed copy of The Sea Mark at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K58N3TBR85S7E

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Jean Louis Berlandier

I am teaching this semester a course on the History of Science, and am using two of my books: Science in the Ancient World, and Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas. The latter … Continue reading

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The Pious Scientist Jeremy Belknap

Jeremy Belknap, who is featured in three of my books: Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap, and the American Revolution, Passaconaway’s Realm, and the American Plutarch, was a pious scientist. He believed¬†that piety is the most important response of the scientist to … Continue reading

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Pious Scientists

Oftentimes, missionaries in America were people of exceptional learning. Almon Bacone, for example, the founder of Bacone College, as a faculty member in the 1880s and 1890s taught an incredible number of subjects: Greek, Latin, rhetoric, English literature, logic, natural … Continue reading

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Missionaries and Love

Missionaries and Love: There were many missionaries of many denominations who brought the Gospel to American Indians in the United States and Canada. Besides Anglicans, there were Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans, Moravians, Presybterians, and Baptists. They shared a similar interpretation of … Continue reading

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Thinking–Fulbright Program

Thinking… I have done a lot of thinking on, and have become a scholar of, American Indian history. I backed into this field of intellectual endeavor by taking a job at Bacone College, where I began to have many Indian … Continue reading

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