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This is the grave of George Creel. Born in 1876 in Lafayette County, Missouri, Creel grew up in a downwardly mobile family. His father was a college educated Virginia near-elite, former state legislator, and an officer in the War to Defend Slavery. He moved to Missouri after the treason was crushed, bought a farm, but […]

World War I Museum

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On July 4, 2021

I did want to mention before too much time passed that I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago. It’s a very popular museum and largely a good one. The two videos ar

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This is the grave of John J. Pershing. Black Jack Pershing was born in 1860 on a Missouri farm. He graduated from high school in 1878 and took a job teaching local African-American children. At the same time, he went to college at what is today Truman State University. He graduated in 1880 and then […]
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Veterans Day

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On November 11, 2017
Veterans Day: A perfect time to remember one of our national legacies, white people lynching black soldiers and recently returned veterans. Returning African American veterans were met with a familiar “tenacious and violent white supremacy,” and their status as veterans made them special targets for white aggression. Though hailed as a hero during the war, […]
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100 years ago today, the United States entered World War I. The historian Michael Kazin argues that this was a disaster. I don’t per se disagree, but I’m not really comfortable with the reasons. How would the war have ended if America had not intervened? The carnage might have continued for another year or two […]
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