‘Twistification’ is a word Thomas Jefferson famously used to characterize Justice John Marshall’s shifting of the focus of a case to the constitutionality of the underlying law. I found Jefferson’ s term amusing and as good as any to name a blog about the American Revolution.
I have a passion for the stories of the Founding Fathers and the American Revolution. Each book I pick up provides new insights into the lives of men and women living in one of the most remarkable periods in human history.
This blog provides a vehicle to share my passion for the period and spare my friends and loved ones the pains of feigning interest while I ramble on about Jefferson’s “minuet with duplicity” (as Ellis calls it), or Daniel Morgan’s effective use of militia during the battle of Cowpens.
I hope you enjoy my tidbits and twistifications. A quick warning, this is a political blog. I sometimes talk about he politics of late 18th century America. I haven’t quite caught up with the politics of the 19th, 20th and 21st just yet. Wait around for 50 years or so and I might get to that. Until then, if you see anyone affiliated with the Tea party, can you tell them that their contract to co-opt all things Revolutionary war has expired.