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A True Love Affair

Thomas Jefferson began his courtship… of young widow, Martha Wayles Skelton in 1770.  Music helped strengthen the bond between the young couple,  Jefferson played the violin and Martha the harpsichord.  523 more words


Public Opinion Changing, A Child Born During War

December 2, 1861/2011

Volume 2, Issue 50 (60 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Public Opinion Begins to Change

December 2, 1861. President Lincoln delivered his first annual message to Congress. 272 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1861

A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's war against slavery, by Albert Marrin

Summary:  Considers the character and influence of the abolitionist, discussing the religious beliefs that prompted his use of terrorism to combat slavery while assessing his role in the Harper’s Ferry raid that helped trigger the Civil War.


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Radical Abolitionists on the Sin of Slavery

November 25, 1861/2011

Volume 2, Issue 49 (59 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Radical Abolitionists on the Sin of Slavery

November 25, 1861. The radical abolitionists who had railed against slavery for more than thirty years were driven by their belief that slavery was a sin. 447 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1861

The New Paradigm of Slavery

By Ms~Macchiato

“You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘You are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair.” Lyndon B. 2,728 more words


Whipper Snapper

Timmy was a cheerful slave
Who snapped his fingers all day long
He could not sing or whistle or dance
But his walking and snapping were their very own song. 125 more words