Tag Archives: American Civil War

Different Perspectives

I went part of the way down the rabbit hole of the American Civil War by chance on YouTube. Author and historian Susan Provost Beller gave an almost one-hour lecture about soldiering during that war. The 2002 talk was to … Continue reading

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Freedom Day

Intellectually, I understand the concept of slavery and have studied its various forms as it has occurred throughout history. It’s still difficult to wrap my mind around the idea of actually owning another human being. The form it took in … Continue reading

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White Rage (Review)

The subjects of civil rights and civil liberties are greatly important and interesting to me.  So, when I saw Carol Anderson’s book on the shelf, I knew it was coming home with me before I even picked it up.  I … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mint Takeover

The ability to issue money is one of the major acts to legitimize any nation.  For the short-lived Confederate States of America, a fully operating mint had already been in operation since 1838. January 26, 1861 Louisiana’s secession from the … Continue reading

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Why West Virginia?

I couldn’t help but overhear a group of teens at the public library, discussing some points of the American Civil War.  Their conversation had taken a detour into Virginia and West Virginia.  One boy wondered why there is a North … Continue reading

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National Cherish An Antique Day

The very first, and only, bonafide antique top hat I’ve ever worn belonged to a long-departed Nebraska Territorial Governor.  My best friend’s father, Ed, purchased three items of Samuel Black’s wardrobe at an auction many years ago.  One day, while … Continue reading

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Old And New Inauguration Day

The Inauguration of a United States President and Vice-President is one of the most spectacular and peculiar events on the official calendar. It took a Constitutional Amendment to actually set the date and time for the actual ending of the … Continue reading

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