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In the American Grain Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Virtue of History Aaron Burr Summary

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The Virtue of History Aaron Burr Summary

Pointing to Aaron Burr as one worthy of writings about him, the author connects writing as "a pageantry of beasts" and writing that reminds how humans are the only divine beings on earth. Williams says Burr was admired by women, and even his greatest opponents respected and admired him for his soldiering. He uses a voice which speculates that Burr was in fact so great a soldier and leader that maybe he should have stayed one, rather than becoming a politician, but also brings in an opposing voice speaking against the first voice. Whereas one points to humanity as the most divine of all, another points to the opinion that nothing in government is divine, that again, history must "stay open" and recognize "it is all humanity" that matters. Further, one...

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