American History (with de Tocqueville) - Who First Discovered America and Why?

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From Dr. R.J. Rushdoony's American History series (part 1), addressing in this talk the pre-discovery of America . . . "America was discovered over and over again . . .  but nothing was done about it until Columbus . . . " Rushdoony had some unusual views in the last few decades of his life (not endorsed by, but he was a brave scholar, and an omnivorous reader. He amassed a personal library of well over 40,000 volumes, often completely reading a book a day (since the age of 14) so thoroughly as to make a handmade index in back of the book. Rushdoony was a "mainstream" scholar into the 1970s, but became part of a somewhat persecuted fringe group by the end of that decade. Listen to this free talk and judge for yourself. First released in 1974 it utilizes the observations of De Tocqueville's classic, Democracy in America. It covers areas such as:

  • Motives of Discovery and Exploration
  • Mercantilism, Feudalism, Monarchy
  • The Fairfax Resolves, The Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation
  • A Biographical Sketch of George Washington
  • The U.S. Constitution
  • Voluntary Associations and the Tithe
  • The War for American Independence
  • De Tocqueville on Race Relations
  • The Voluntary Church
  • The Jefferson Administration
  • The Monroe and Polk Doctrines
  • Chief Justice John Marshall
  • Andrew Jackson and Monetary Policy
  • The Mexican War of 1846
  • The Coming of the Civil War
R.J. Rushdoony Rousas John Rushdoony (1916-2001) founder, long-time President and Chairman of the Board of the Chalcedon Foundation, was born in New York City of Armenian immigrants to the United States and preserved a family legacy of Christian ministers going back to the fourth century. A graduate of the University of California (Berkeley) and the Pacific School of Religion, he was an ordained Presbyterian minister.... read more

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