Faith of the revolutionary generation (and ours)

woodcut of Washington at prayer

It may sound like a stretch, but you can learn a lot about contemporary faith and politics from colonial needlework. American colonists struggled to make sense of the events leading up to the war with Britain. Escalating encroachments were resisted by the colonists, whose sometimes-violent actions provoked further crackdowns. The cycle intensified throughout the late 1760s and into the new decade, spawning boycotts, riots, and worse, including the Boston Massacre in March 1770. If … [Read more...]


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