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Alexander O. Boulton
Dr. Alexander O. Boulton is a Professor of History at Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD. Alex Boulton received his Ph.D. in History from the College of William and Mary in 1991. He is the author of a biography on Frank Lloyd Wright, and has written and photographed articles for American Heritage, American Quarterly and The William and Mary Quarterly. He is currently writing a book on ideas on race in the early Republic. He has also worked on archaeological sites at Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello.
Articles by this Contributor
The first settlers marked the borders of their lives with simple fences that grew ever more elaborate over the centuries
The pilasters and pediments of an architecture perfectly suited to our eighteenth-century aristocracy flourish in today’s skyline and suburb
An architecture for a new nation found its inspiration in ancient Rome
The medieval look that swept America a hundred and fifty years ago wasn’t just a matter of nostalgia for pointed archways and crenellated towers; it was also the very model of a modern architectural style
The shady courtyards, tiled roofs, and white stucco walls of 1920s Palm Beach owed something to the style of the Spanish Renaissance and everything to the vision of Addison Mizner
In its majesty and in its simplicity, the Greek Revival house seemed to echo America’s belief in the past and hopes for the future
At the dawn of this century a new form of residential architecture rose from the American heartland, ruled by the total integration of space, site, and structure
A rare survivor of New England’s earliest days testifies to the strength that forged a nation
The Colonial Revival was born in a time of late-nineteenth-century ferment, and from then on the style resurfaced every time Americans needed reassurance
Why do we need a national nonprofit membership society for American history?
“Save America’s Treasures” has been totally eliminated—the largest Federal program supporting preservation of such treasures as the original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington’s tent.
65% of Americans don’t know what happened at the Constitutional Convention, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
The “Teaching American History” grants—the largest Federal program supporting history education—have been completely eliminated.
Visits to the Top 20 Civil War battlefields have dropped in half from 1970 to 2009 according to official National Park Service statistics.
40% of Americans can’t identify whom we fought in World War II, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
A quarter of Americans believe Congress shares power over U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations, according to a recent Annenberg survey.
“There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country,” John F. Kennedy wrote in American Heritage.
The “We the People Program,” which touched some 30 million students and 90,000 teachers over 25 years, has been completely eliminated.
Two-thirds of Americans could not correctly name Yorktown as the last major military action of the American Revolution, according to a recent national Gallup survey.
The National Heritage Areas and Scenic Byways program, the only major Federal program encouraging visits to historic places, has been completely eliminated in Congressional committee.