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Trump the Terrible Demagogue

Harlan Green | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Many Republicans as well as Democrats are horrified at the possibility of a Trump Presidency. It's not only because of his blatant racism, which he m...

The Divided States of America

Harlan Green | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is now becoming obvious that we are no longer a United States of America. There are many states that restrict voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, even the collective bargaining rights of workers that are no longer able to negotiate for their own living wages.

Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral processi...

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

Sugarcoating American History

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Discomfort with history means that for the most part we as a country have allowed clouds of spun sugar to wrap around ugly truths. The young man steeped in racist ideology who murdered nine people in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last week has forced the nation to confront that complacence.

Wars Rarely Advance Freedom: Baltimore Riot Hints that Applies Even to the Civil War

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

The Civil War -- still the most deadly war in American history with 850,000 deaths, including civilians, seared already deep regional and racial cleavages in America into the permanent political landscape.

Proof That The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

John A. Tures | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

As the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia rolls around, some armchair historians and pundits are still battling over what the Civil War was about. It's time to go beyond the rhetoric and read the evidence.

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

School Named For KKK Leader To Be Rebranded

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices

Dec 17 (Reuters) - A Florida high school whose name commemorates a leader of a white supremacist group known for lynchings and other violent acts ag...

A New Civil War?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The New York Times stated in a 2010 poll that the 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white...

Mystic Chords of Memory and the 'Heroes' of War

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

When I first arrived in America a few years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the road name, Jefferson Davis Highway. For a moment, I wondere...

Stop Honoring Rebel Generals

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

In the build-ups during World Wars I and II, the army had to quickly construct dozens of new forts across the country. Most were named for military heroes, and most of the ones in the south were named for Confederate generals.

America's Turning Point: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Conrad Black | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgAfter Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the American aptitude for war would not be questioned again for a very long time. No one except Lincoln and the senior officers of both armies had imagined that the decisive climax of the American constitutional project could be such a noble and terrible combat.

Dark Twists of Researching the Civil War

Marty Steffens | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Marty Steffens

Researching the Civil War leads us down a lot of very dark alleys. Little did I know that researching wartime scarcity of paper for a forthcoming book would lead me to the subject of Southern starvation and the image of stewed kittens.

Why The U.S. Is Still Fighting The Civil War

TIME | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

150 years later, Americans have lost that clarity about the cause of the Civil War, the most traumatic and transformational event in U.S. history, whi...