A HASTY HISTORY OF WILLIAMSTOWN DURING THE FRENCH AND INDIAN & REVOLUTIONARY WARS: TABLE OF CONTENTS

by Samuel Y. Edgerton 1.  Williamstown: Gateway to Manifest Destiny 2.  Ephraim Williams’ Last stand 3.  Founding of Williamstown & Williams College 4.  The Fort William Henry Massacre & The Last of the Mohicans 5.   1758 & 1759: England’s Triumphant Years 6.   1763: Birth of the British Empire 7.   Continue Reading

1. Gateway to Manifest Destiny

Was there ever a more egregious representation  of  “manifest destiny” than this  1872 painting  entitled “American Progress” by  John Gast? We see here  a diaphanous ” Columbia” carrying school books in one hand and a telegraph wire in the other, arrogantly thrusting herself  forward  like a battleship figurehead. She flies Continue Reading