Tag Archives: Civil War

Roy Casagranda :
The U.S. is in trouble

We cannot even stand to live next to each other. By Roy Casagranda | The Rag Blog | July 26, 2015 I think the U.S. is in trouble. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It might give us an … finish reading Roy Casagranda :
The U.S. is in trouble

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Steve Russell :
Two wars for the American West

The older war is known collectively as the Indian wars. The second is a continuation of the bloodiest conflict in the history of the nation, the Civil War. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | September 5, 2016 Two … finish reading Steve Russell :
Two wars for the American West

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Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

With this song, son-of-the-South Earle aims to help convince the Magnolia State to eradicate the Confederate symbol from its flag. By Michael Simmons | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2015 “It’s largely about empathy,” says Steve Earle of his … finish reading Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

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Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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Dick J. Reavis :
We are the New Union Army!

It’s time to wear our colors as we work to help finish the Civil War. By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | July 12, 2015 In a recent book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, professor, SNCC veteran, … finish reading Dick J. Reavis :
We are the New Union Army!

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Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag symbolizes a sanitized and historically inaccurate version of the Civil War. By Vikki Bynum | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2015 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s July 3, 2015, Rag Radio interview with Victoria Bynum about issues … finish reading Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

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Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation from Freedmen’s viewpoint. Illustration from Harper’s Weekly, 1865. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The Emancipation Proclamation:The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ The candidacy of President Obama in 2012 offers a continuation of the struggle for political rights against the most sustained racist assaults by … finish reading Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

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Lamar W. Hankins : German Freethinkers and the Massacre at the Nueces

A number of German Freethinking Unionists were hung after the massacre at the Nueces River in the Texas Hill Country. Graphic from Thoughts, Essays, and Musings on the Civil War. Inset image below: Treu der Union monument at Comfort, Texas. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : German Freethinkers and the Massacre at the Nueces

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Bob Feldman : Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1876

The Freedman’s Bureau in Texas. Image from Afrotexan.com.The hidden history of Texas Part VII: Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1876/1 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2011 [This is the first section of Part 7 of Bob Feldman’s … finish reading Bob Feldman : Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1876

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Bob Feldman : The Confederate State of Texas, 1846-1860

Between 12,000 and 15,000 Texas lost their lives in the Civil War. Painting from the Texas Civil War Museum.The hidden history of Texas Part VI: The Confederate State of Texas, 1860-1865 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / October … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Confederate State of Texas, 1846-1860

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Ted McLaughlin : Post-Racial America? Yeah, Right.

Confederate massacre of black Union troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864 — under the command by Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Post-racial America?Some would honor ConfederateGen. Nathan Bedford Forrest By Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Post-Racial America? Yeah, Right.

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Jonah Raskin : Historian Eric Foner: A Contemporary View of America’s Past

Historian Eric Foner. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.A Rag Blog interview:Lincoln biographer Eric Fonertells history from the bottom upBy Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2010 The award-winning American historian, Eric Foner, has often written about the Republican … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Historian Eric Foner: A Contemporary View of America’s Past

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