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The Whole Valley Is One Barren Waste~ October 1864~ 14th to 16th

The Whole Valley Is One Barren Waste ~ W. A. Stilwell.

Sheridan’s troops are conducting a scorched earth policy in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, much like what Sherman and his soldiers are about to do afresh in Georgia, a savage and bitter harvest of fratricidal war. 2,245 more words

Daily History

150 Years of Forgetting About the Tenant League - Part 3

“Winter Mail Service on Prince Edward Island”, 1867 – Click Images to Enlarge

In Part 1 we saw how legal efforts to settle the Land Question… 5,857 more words

'Women’s magazines sowed the seed of feminism in Ireland', TheJournal.ie (12 Oct 2014)

FOR PEOPLE UNDER the age of 65, the 1960s exists in the realm of folklore as a collection of icons and events that defined an era of social change and advancement.

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Story of a Failed Peace Mission~September 1864

A Failed Peace Mission

James Gilmore, age 42 at the time, was a Massachusetts writer and journalist. James Jaquess, age 44, came from Indiana and was a Methodist minister, educator and Union officer who believed that he could “covert” President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy to peaceably ending the war. 2,533 more words

Civil War

"ALL our HEROES have CRIMINAL RECORDS": New Poster Series Asks Readers to Reconsider the Heroes They'll Find in Comics

We are very pleased to be releasing a new poster series at Word On the Street this weekend – “All Our HEROES Have Criminal Records… 651 more words


Violence and Labor

I’ve been working my way, slowly, through Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. It’s been very rewarding, and I anticipate that in the future I’ll be supplementing my usual theory-laden reading regimen with texts like this one which offer a broad perspective on huge swaths of history. 722 more words

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