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War Between the States

Proof That The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

John A. Tures | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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.

Leila Meacham's Somerset Is a Must-read for Fiction Lovers

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Just when you think the winter blahs have gotten the best of you, a novel comes along that makes you want to hole up in your house and read and read and read. Such a novel is Leila Meacham's stirring saga Somerset.

KKK Planning Largest Rally Ever in Memphis

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Keith Thomson

On Tuesday the Memphis City Council passed a resolution to rename three Confederate-themed public parks in Memphis, including one named after the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.