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Adding Injury to Insult

American frontiersman and congressman Davy Crockett was attending an exhibition in Washington. Pointing to one of the monkeys on display, he noted that it resembled a particular member of Congress. When he turned around, Crockett realized that the man he had just described had been standing behind him. “I suppose I ought to…

This Month | July 2017

The God of Your History
Laurence Overmire—author, poet, genealogist, and descendant of several Mayflower passengers— dedicated two decades to tracing his family’s history. In his book, One Immigrant’s Legacy, he writes: “History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.” After their return from the Babylonian captivity, the Jewish people had their genealogies preserved: All the tribes and…

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