Posts Tagged ‘Carl L. Becker’

Quote of the day, July 29

July 29, 2016

Carl L. Becker, from The United States: An Experiment in Democracy (1920)

“Virginia was in fact a landowning aristocracy, without nobility or merchant class, or any considerable small peasant farming class; and the other Southern colonies, except North Carolina, were on the whole similar to Virginia in these respects.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2013

Carl L. Becker, on the Declaration of Independence (1922)

“What they needed, in addition to many specific grievances against their particular king, was a fundamental presupposition against kings in general. What they needed was a theory of government that provided a place for rebellion, that made it respectable, and even meritorious under certain circumstances.”

Quote of the day, July 7

July 7, 2012

Carl L. Becker, on history

“History is the memory of things said and done.”