Sarah Vowell did an excellent, if a bit stomach-churning, segment [LINK] on the Daily Show last night which managed to inject a bit of cultural critique (poking a little fun at both the Pilgrims and Americansí general dearth of historical knowledge) into a short lecture about the conditions faced by Revolutionary War POWs on prison ships in the waters near British-occupied New York.

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Happy Evacuation Day


Sarah Vowell thinks that Americans should be thanking the 11,000 loyal patriots who perished on British prison ships instead of some Mayflower-cruising Jesus freaks.

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Prison Ship Martyrsí Monument.