try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

Interesting (and embarrassing and sad) list:

Which U.S. Presidents owned slaves?.

A common argument is that they were a "product of their times". Bad argument, because this guy, and people like him, were a product of their times, too.

This moment in US history brought to you by my current reading of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, which should be required reading in all US high school history classes. Everyone needs to read this book, especially every American.
Tags: founding fathers, us history
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