Author: Daniel L. Wright

Daniel L. Wright is a graduate student enrolled in the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program. He is currently at work on his second book, an anthology on 1920s America. He is also working on a full-length biography of Judge Genevieve Cline, the first woman in the federal judiciary. He has maintained a blog called The Importance of the Obvious since 2013. A full-time 5th grade teacher at a classical academy in Florida and an avid enthusiast for teaching in historic garb, Mr. Wright's passion to impart a love for history is evident to all his students.

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Rediscovering Charles Thomson’s Forgotten Service to Early American Historiography

George Washington’s perseverance kept the American army in the field long enough to win negotiated independence, and later saw him through the first presidency under the Constitution. Benjamin Franklin’s ingenuity and sagacity guided the formation of the young nation before it yet realized it could be a country of its own. Thomas Jefferson’s eloquence gave […]

by Daniel L. Wright