Tomorrow, watch for my mega-awesome post about ConSource and their ongoing efforts to preserve and make available that most important of historical documents, the Constitution of the United State of America.
As a preview, read this quote–the inspiration for ConSource–from James Madison:
It has been the misfortune of history that a personal knowledge and an impartial judgement of things rarely meet in the historian. The best history of our Country, therefore. must be the fruit of contributions bequeathed by contemporary actors and witnesses to successors who will make the unbiased use of them. And if the abundance and authenticity of the materials which still exist in the private as well as public repositories among us should descent into hands capable of doing justice to them, the American History may be expected to contain more truth, and lessons, certainly not less valuable, than those of any Country or age.
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