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Slavery, The Economist, and the Worship of Capitalism

The term is over, I am off to Northern California for some casual debauchery. I will finish my series on Lincoln and race when I get back. But in the meanwhile, here’s a brilliant post in That Devil History by Jarret Ruminski. … Continue reading

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The Racism of Abraham Lincoln, Part 2

The Context of Lincoln’s Racism So let’s start with absolute reality, stripped of both wishful thinking and ideology: Abraham Lincoln was a racist. Yes, it’s true. For many of us, this is disappointing. But the simple fact that Lincoln was a … Continue reading

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Phil Leigh Leaves “Emerging Civil War”

Well, that was fast. No sooner do I discover a Libertarian foil to argue with than I receive this email: Mr. Shelley, My name is Kristopher White and I am one of the editors of Emerging Civil War. I wanted … Continue reading

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Slavery and Secession: The Daily Show’s Take

Because I am buried in Midterm essays–yet again–in my Summer online courses, I don’t have time to make a proper entry. But since the topic has come up in the comments, I figured this is an excellent time to show a nice … Continue reading

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Yes, Slavery Did Cause the Civil War, Part 3.

Slavery and Power Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution reads: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding … Continue reading

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Yes, Slavery Did Cause the American Civil War

Slavery as the cause of war The central pillar of the Lost Cause Myth is the notion that somehow slavery was not the ultimate cause of the Civil War. While this seems laughable on its face, the fact remains that … Continue reading

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Confederate Invincibility and the Campaigns of 1864

Originally posted on Student of the American Civil War:
This was Jason Phillips’ presentation at the Bridgewater College Civil War Institute symposium on the 1864 Valley Campaign, held March 29, 2014 at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia.  Jason is the…

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