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King Charles II, by Antonia Fraser

This is the second biography I’ve read by the widely and rightly celebrated Antonia Fraser.  Having watched the 2003 BBC mini-series: Charles II, The Power and the Passion… 370 more words

Book Review

"Right Hand Man": The People around the President

By Kaleena Fraga

In the hit broadway play Hamilton, George Washington sings about his need for a right hand man. Washington has a point–presidencies can either thrive or wilt depending on who the president choses to include in his inner circle. 1,420 more words


The Genius of The Gettysburg Address, (Part Two of Two)

This is the second part of the Genius of the Gettysburg Address. For the first part of this post please find it here.

The Civil War was the result of a question left unanswered since the founding of the nation in 1776. 1,439 more words


A Christian Evaluation of the Fugitive Slave Law in Uncle Tom's Cabin

This essay was originally written in 2015. It has been slightly adapted for this blog post.

When Harriet Beecher Stowe published her monumental work Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1862, two years had passed since Congress issued the Compromise of 1850, whose careful statements sought to avoid provoking any state to secede. 851 more words

Social Studies


The end of the most deadly war in American History occurred on April 9, 1865.  Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in a citizen’s home among sparse furnishings and a few soldiers. 569 more words

Civil War

A few news item updates

Two stories from the last few days have had some updates that warrant commenting.

This story about a few Muslims training children for school shootings in a compound in New Mexico again highlights the double standard some in this country continue to try and push which will lead us closer to a civil war.  469 more words

Brazil 101: The Last Outpost of the Confederacy is in Brazil. Yes, You Read That Right.

Whether or not “the South shall rise again” is debatable. There is a place, however, where it never really fell. And that place is in Brazil.

No, really.