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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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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

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