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The Cosmopolitanism of the Union Army: What Did It Mean?

I was recently assessing the demographic makeup of Union and Confederate armies in my Civil War and Reconstruction class when one of my students asked a thought-provoking question: “What percentage of the Union Army was northern, white, English-speaking, and native-born?” My impromptu response was to say about half, given that the Union ranks included at […]

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The Cosmopolitanism of the Union Army: What Did It Mean?

I was recently assessing the demographic makeup of Union and Confederate armies in my Civil War and Reconstruction class when one of my students asked a thought-provoking question: “What percentage of the Union Army was northern, white, English-speaking, and native-born?” 725 more words

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Books that need to be on every Civil War Buff’s shelf….

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James McPherson on Writing

On Friday one of the books I showed you was James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom, a rather dense narrative of the American Civil War that has sold nearly three-quarter of a million copies. 373 more words

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James McPherson

James McPherson is a good old bloke from Coffs Harbour and a supporter of the Party for Freedom. In his own words:

“I live in the hills behind Coffs Harbour, so being on this site will allow me access to whats happening down there..Cos there sure as hell is no information available up here..I grew up in Narraweena in the 6o’s, so i’ve been an avid Eagles supporter all my life..I got one question while i’m here..Whats going on with Steve Matai, Tony Williams, and Shane Rodney?..”

James McPherson

LMCF2015 Creators: Bayer, Aulisio, Clown Kisses Press

Josh Bayer

Josh Bayer began his underground comics practice in 1988, appearing in zines and in small shows. since then, his work has appeared in print, video, posters, and exhibitions all over the world. 113 more words

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Birdseye and Emily

 

Few tales embody the terrible sadness of the Civil War like the life story of James McPherson. Born near my home in Clyde, Ohio to a family that had fallen on hard times, James began working as a clerk from a young age to support his family after the mysterious death of his father. 365 more words