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Jeffrey A. Hammond

Jeffrey A. Hammond, who teaches at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has won a Pushcart Prize and Shenandoah’s Carter Prize for Essay; his work has also been cited in Best American Essays. His most recent books include The American Puritan Elegy (Cambridge, 2000) and Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern (Kent State, 2002). Ohio States was one of two national finalists for an Independent Publisher Book Award in the essays/creative nonfiction category.


Republicans and Money

When I was growing up in the 1950's, I learned two indelible lessons. The first was that money was supposed to be saved and not spent. I've spent my whole life compensating for learning this so well, vainly struggling to exorcise a cheapness that r [...]