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Second Class Completed

We’ve completed our first week, which means we’re about 16% done with the class.   To recap… We learned about apostrophe usage (John’s going to bed [John is going to bed]; It is John’s bed [It is the bed of … Continue reading

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Lincoln Awesomeness

First, Spielberg is finally going to make his Abraham Lincoln movie, and none other than Daniel Day Lewis will be playing Lincoln.  This pretty much ensures that the film will at least be watchable. Also, Old Abe was not unknown … Continue reading

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Data

I don’t mean to peg myself too much as a New York Times reader, but the Times has yet another article that relates to the Civil War, although it is not part of their Disunion series.  Rather, it’s an article … Continue reading

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Forces or People (again)

In the NY Times’ ongoing series, Disunion, in which they track the progression of the war between the states, there is an interesting essay today on the tide of succession and those who may not have supported it but went … Continue reading

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A caused B caused C caused D caused etc. etc.

I’ve started reading a classic Civil War study, Why the South Lost the Civil War.  Note, dear reader, that the title is posed as a statement, as in, “this is why the South lost.”  However, the authors would agree that … Continue reading

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Forces or People (or both)

“There used to be a school of historical thought which held that the course of human history was determined largely by political and economic factors rather than by the characters and actions of individuals” (foreward to The Last Days of … Continue reading

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To Participants in the Quest

The title of this, the first post of A Stillness on the Internet, is taken from the introduction of a James McPherson book, Writing the Civil War.  For any Civil War enthusiast, the words take on an instant meaning.  For … Continue reading

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