Author Archive: History

HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY BLOG! I am James Booker, currently living in South Florida. I have a graduate degree in American history, I write poetry, an a voracious reader. Historians often have to write book reviews — this blog was developed for that in mind. I hope you find some interesting reviews. If so, please leave a post and sign up with our news letter. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for reading and have a great year!

On Liberty, By John Stuart Mill

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty and Utilitarianism. London: Oxford University Press, 1969. Reviewed by James Booker, MA. Key Terms: Conformity. Collective. Industrialized age. Mass media. Individuality v. the masses. Intolerant. Tolerant. Mass opinion. Liberty. Settled science. Morality. Agoraphobia – in…
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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. Reviewed by James Booker At the turn of the twentieth century progressive historians denounced that the American Revolution was fought over ideas….
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