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"We Have Been Teaching Fiction Instead Of American History": Unraveling The Threads Of Hatred, Sewn Into A Confederate Icon

This blighted boy with red hate in his eyes but otherwise colorless curdled milk skin — this boy is a failure. It takes more than a weak stick like him to start a race war. 895 more words


Lincoln's White Dream

“Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream”

by Lerone Bennett Jr.           Johnson Publishing, Chicago. 2000

I have maintained an interest in the Civil War period of American history since I first borrowed from the local library, Catton’s three-volume centennial history back in the late 1960’s. 1,494 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Today In Charleston History: May 22


Henry Laurens’ wife, Eleanor, died in childbirth. Lauren’s fought a losing battle over his sorrow for several years. He wrote:

If I go here or there I find something or other to refresh my Sorrow and feel that some thing which constituted my Happiness is gone from me … I look round upon my Children, I lament for their Loss.

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Today In Charleston History

May 22, 1856: Senators Will Be Senators

It all started in the Senate chamber in 1856 when Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts Republican, addressed the Senate on the explosive issue of whether Kansas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state. 367 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

The Freedmen's Bureau

March 3, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law establishing the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, which became known as the Freedmen’s Bureau. 554 more words


Very Little Going On (January 22, 1865)

After writing this letter, General Meade left for Philadelphia. He reached there on January 28 and left to return to the army two days later. The main purpose for his visit was his oldest son, John Sergeant, who was near death with tuberculosis. 420 more words