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7 Biblical Principles for Choosing Our Elected Leaders

Three days had passed, and he was just as affronted by the remarks as he was when he first heard the man utter the slanderous words. 1,427 more words

Culture & Society

John Forster, "the Cat"

So I came to John Forster – as I imagine most people do – as the friend and biographer of Charles Dickens. His The Life of Charles Dickens… 294 more words


"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. Laurens 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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