It seems I am now, in addition to everything else, a blogger. I am going to blog here for a year, no more, and then turn over my podium to someone else. My plan is to write sporadically about history in general and the history on our little island in particular, and about what’s happening at the museum. But it’s a certainty that I will wander afield from time to time, and maybe even stir up some controversy.
Now for a little history. I have been reading, well rereading in fact, Rough Crossings; Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama. Great book about the American slaves who joined the British Army and fought to keep America British.
We are taught that
For the first year or so after
It was essentially what happened to the French 150 years later at Diembienphu, but that’s a story for another day.
I thought this first bog maybe should be generous, but expect something more succinct in the future...or not.
-Jim Longacre, Local Historian