This class was tough.
Fortini is a delightful combination of passionate and informed. I don't know what she's doing at my college, but I'm grateful she was there. I'd recommend you attend her course before she realizes she's far too qualified and moves to be a historian for the Smithsonian.
She made a point of giving us the point of view of the minorities as well as those who wrote history. She dispelled a lot of myths for me and was fine going on tangents. I learned that our founding fathers were just people with flaws, that elections have ALWAYS involved mudslinging politics, and that Rhode Island was a hilarious mashup of all the troublemakers.
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Advice for students:
Fortini is a toughie, so don't think you can get away with simply skimming passages before class. Study, study study!