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Lincoln

Director: Steven Spielberg

2012

“The Washington of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is a world of collusion, compromise, and self-interest. The political sparring is brutal, with the lower chamber of Congress resembling a gladiatorial ring where legends are forged and vacillation can destroy a career.” (929, Ian Hayden Smith, … 839 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

1865 June 10: News Items Showing the Country Coping with Post-War Life

Another summary of the week’s news, also from The Prescott Journal of June 10, 1865, plus one small article from The Polk County Press of the same date. 1,444 more words

Prescott Journal

Books: "The Madman and the Assassin"

I don’t know how John Wilkes Booth thought his journey was going to end, but I’m sure Boston Corbett didn’t figure in his plans.

Booth made a sincere effort to get away with murdering Abraham Lincoln. 730 more words

American History

Lloyd-ering around Banks O'Dee

In Charles County, Maryland, located on the peninsula that is created by the merging of the Potomac and Wicomoco Rivers is a small rural area called Banks O’Dee: 1,214 more words

“President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination” at the Newseum

Located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street in northwest D.C., the Newseum is an impressive institution devoted to the evolution of news reporting and the importance of free press in a society. 2,012 more words

A Military Tribunal Observance

Hello fellow history enthusiasts,

Kate Ramirez here stepping in for Dave to tell you all about some of the events hosted inside the walls of Fort Lesley J. 1,346 more words

Let's Talk About the 'R' Word

Just about a year ago, Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates caused quite an uproar with his article, “The Case for Reparations.”

It is a very long article and a very important article. 696 more words

Civil Rights