David Blight on Why the Civil War Matters

There is nothing too surprising about this short interview with Prof. David Blight, but I thought it would be a nice way to end the work week.  Teachers may find this useful as a way of introducing basic questions of historical memory with students.  Blight touches on how Americans remember the Civil War, race, the…

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“Isn’t It Bad Enough the South Got Its Tail Kicked in the Civil War?”

I know I posted this video once before, but it is so damn funny that I thought it was worth sharing again. Maurice Bessinger is quite a character.  Consider Mr. Bessinger’s “21st Century Declaration of Independence Renewal”: Our sacred constitutional republic has been badly wounded and eroded in our lifetime through illegal executive orders from…

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