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How the North Won the Civil War: Part I - Emancipation

Any history of the Civil War requires an understanding that slavery and the South’s inability to rid themselves of it, or, indeed compromise on it, led inexorably towards war. 978 more words

American Wars

Faded and cracked

They are all similar – old, cracked and sometimes faded; the newer ones in washed out color.  There is a commonality to them that may not be readily apparent.   449 more words

American History

What the Civil War Was About (Spoilers, it's Slavery)

Last week, President Trump stated that he did not understand why the American Civil War could not have been worked out. Furthermore he stated that people do not often enough ask, why was the war fought. 1,098 more words

Current Events

Days without end by Sebastian Barry (Faber)

“The method of laying out a corpse in Missouri sure took the proverbial cake.”

ELENA Ferrante took four books to portray her Neapolitan chronicles, so Sebastian Barry follows the fortunes of the McNulty family in different, self standing tomes, just as he did in earlier works with the Dunne family starting with a Long Long Way which was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker prize. 575 more words

Fiction

Why the American Revolution was Justified

It is a trend among liberals to belittle the American Revolution. The principle reason for this is to say that what the Revolution was simply over taxes, and the taxes that Britain was asking for were not that high. 775 more words

Current Events

John Pilger | Silencing America as it prepares for war

The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. 1,796 more words

Militarism

D-Day and Millenials

My grandfather worked at a John Deere plant for over twenty-five years. He turned 18 in June of 1945, and enlisted in the Navy, by the time he arrived in California for deployment into the Pacific, the war was over. 725 more words

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