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History Lessons – Yes It Was Slavery That Caused Secession

This is the second installment in my series of history lessons. A CNN poll taken on the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War found that 42% of Americans don’t believe that the cause of secession was slavery. 1,650 more words

United States Union & Confederate Flag

United States Union & Confederate Flag

November 6, 1860 – Abraham Lincoln, who had declared “Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free…” is elected president, the first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote. 164 more words

American Dream

On this day ... Jul 28, 1868 a repost from 2014

Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the… 266 more words

United States

She Feels Him

She feels him
and her bones ache,
melt into rivers of fire
flowing for his shore,
screaming with ecstasy
like a poem finally touching
the heart of the unknown, 20 more words


economic union / eurasian economic union

Economic union

  • It has FTA
  • 1 economic + industrial policy + energy + agriculture + transport.

Russia + kazakistan + kyrgistan + Armenia + Belarus… 94 more words



I didn’t know what it was to be a man before I tasted the words on your lips.

Before breathing in your similes and suggestions, your projections and connections- I didn’t know what it was to be a man before my spirit found a spark in your breath. 79 more words

Free Verse # 299 (breadmaking)

From her navel
the sun and moon
rise and set,
stars seep and flood
filling the world
with the galactic simmers
of naked poetry.

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