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July 15, 2013
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February 1, 2013
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January 25, 2013
“The word “private” derives from the Latin privatus, meaning “deprived” or “separated,” particularly from public office or participation in government. In that sense, the private man was the opposite of the public man. Yet privacy, as understood in the eighteenth century and today, is more than the separation of public from private.”
January 1, 2013
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If you toasted the New Year last night, you took part in a tradition as old as America. Have a look at Drinking in Colonial America, an article from the journal Colonial Williamsburg, to learn how our forebears celebrated.
December 28, 2012
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