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OK, this is like shooting fish in a barrel. But still…. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning to the restrict the display of Confederate flags by “amend[ing] our policy to make clear that Confederate flags will not be displayed from any permanently fixed flagpole in a national cemetery at any time.” As expressed […]

Book Notes

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On July 5, 2016

As I am desperately trying to write the draft of my book on strikes, one of the things I’ve had to sacrifice is writing book reviews here. They take too long to do well. But I did want to note a

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Michael Todd Landis has no tuck for the doughfaces, northern Democrats who worked to expand the slave power in pre-Civil War America. He blames them directly for the Civil War, sharply rejecting previous histoirans who have placed the blame for the war on abolitionists. In this book, Landis details a generation of utterly feckless, spineless, […]

Civil War Final

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On May 13, 2016
#Historians @ihr_history not all ‘owl-like.. bedraggled’ but rollicking, well-groomed, sane-looking. Daily Mail 1931 pic.twitter.com/fEwaU1L3Bx — IHR Library (@IHR_Library) May 11, 2016 Take my final in History 365: The Civil War and Reconstruction Answer 1 of the following 2 questions. 1) In a 7-8 page paper, answer the following question: Are the years 1865-1877 best understood […]
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I think one can make a case for maintaining Confederate monuments, but I don’t think Zachary Fine really makes it. Writing about the recent New Orleans decision to take down several Confederate memorials, Fine writes: But some major black intellectuals today suggest—though not explicitly—that there might be value in preserving visible traces of racial prejudice. […]

Making Up History

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On November 28, 2015

Of course Donald Trump is making up historical stories to sell real estate. Between the 14th hole and the 15th tee of one of the club’s two courses, Mr. Trump installed a flagpole on a stone pedesta

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