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Michelle Goldberg writes some important things about what connects the anonymous “senior administration official” op-ed to the fact that Kavanaugh is almost certain to be confirmed. You’ve seen the line of argument before, but Goldberg makes it exceptionally well. Since this dystopian regime began, I’ve wondered how Republicans who collaborate with Trump despite knowing he’s […]
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This is the grave of Claude Bowers. Born in 1878 in Westfield, Indiana, Bowers became a journalist in Terre Haute as a young man. Self-taught, Bowers never went to college but devoured any book he could find. He rose in this world, becoming an editorial writer for the New York World in 1923 and then […]

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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Reconstruction and Government

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On November 9, 2015
David Blight makes an important point about Reconstruction–that among other things, the Radical Republicans were spurred by a fervent belief in the efficacy of the federal government to write wrongs and effectively administer programs, something that scared the defenders of white supremacy who wanted to oppress African-Americans. Reconstruction statesmen did not have ready-made constitutional blueprints […]
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