What is the purpose of the Wordy Shipmates?

The Wordy Shipmates is an exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill”—a shining example, a “city that cannot be hid.” To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Vowell investigates what that means—and what it should mean.

What is Lafayette in the somewhat United States about?

About Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War.

Who is Sarah Vowell?

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of American history as well as current events and politics.

Where is Sarah Vowell now?

Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor for public radio’s This American Life and has written for Time, Esquire, GQ, Spin, Salon, McSweeneys, The Village Voice, and the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Radio On, Take the Cannoli, and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. She lives in New York City.

When was the Wordy Shipmates published?

October 7, 2008The Wordy Shipmates / Originally published

Where did Sarah Vowell go to college?

Montana State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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Is Sarah Vowell Native American?

Personal life. Vowell claims to have a small amount of Cherokee ancestry (about 1/8 on her mother’s side and 1/16 on her father’s side). She is not a member of any tribe or nation.

Does Sarah Vowell have a podcast?

Video and podcast: An Evening with Sarah Vowell.

Where did Sarah Vowell grow up?

Early life and education. Sarah Vowell was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She moved to Bozeman, Montana when she was eleven. She has a fraternal twin sister, Amy.