Category: Revolutionary Ideals

The Shot Heard Round the World

This Japanese woodblock image of Americans, created just a few years after Emerson wrote about the shot heard round the world, reflects Japanese interest in America and its strange ideals.

Ralph Waldo Emerson composed the Concord Hymn to be sung at the dedication of a simple memorial beside the Old North Bridge at Concord, where patriot militia had faced the British on the morning of April 19, 1775: By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the […]