We may think mankind is steadily growing towards perfection. But every generation must have thought themselves the apex of civilization. For proper perspective, a look back may be in order….
- Ancient Progress — Typical reactions to conflict, from the dawn of man forward.
- Middle Ages Progress — Feudal, schmeudal.
- Renaissance Progress — As long as you know your place…. (Knowledge of English history and/or Fairport Convention a useful prerequisite.)
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- Colonial Progress — “Free” and “equal” take halting steps forward.
- Gilded Age Progress — Civil disobedience and good ol’ Homer Plessey.
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