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One of our Wilson Associates, Dr. Jason Opal, a professor of Early American History at McGill University and the author of Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, just in time for the 4th of July.


The signers of the Declaration of Independence deserve their fame. But they didn’t start the revolution

The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence deserve their fame. They turned the American Revolution into a national project and invented a new kind of country for the world to behold.

But they didn’t start the revolution. Continue