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  • Courtney Not Quite Right About Connecticut And Slavery

    Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln": "I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
  • Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions

    Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions
    Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions •Major re-enactments June 29th and 30th (at Bushey Farm) and July 4-7 (at Redding Farm), with 10,000-plus re-enactors on the field. •Commemorative ceremony, Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom, June 30,...
  • Recent university press titles

    Recent university press titles
    University of Chicago Press "How Animals Grieve" by Barbara J. King -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...
  • The specter of Karl Marx

    The specter of Karl Marx
    In October of 1861, an obscure foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune led his readers through recent American history — the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the bombardment of Fort Sumter — in the course of...
  • Review: 'Brief Encounters With the Enemy' by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

    Review: 'Brief Encounters With the Enemy' by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
    A cartographer who gets lost in his own city. An office worker who escapes his boring data entry job only to find himself equally bored with military service. A sixth grade history teacher–turned-soldier who returns from war to a class of students...
  • "Civil War Talks" offers soldiers' memories

    "Civil War Talks" offers soldiers' memories
    “Civil War Talks: Further reminiscences of George S. Bernard and his fellow veterans” (University of Virgina Press, 2012) tells of the wartime experiences of Bernard, a Petersburg attorney, who served as a member of the 12th Virginia...
  • Tariffs, not slavery, precipitated the American Civil War

    Tariffs, not slavery, precipitated the American Civil War
    Arthur Hirsch's recent article about the Battle of Gettysburg reveals a disturbing ignorance of the political dynamics that brought this nation to a war that 150 years later remains the most cataclysmic event in our history ("A defining day relived," July...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30 Heading into the holiday weekend, there's a range of titles to consider, including what sadly may be James Gandolfini's last movie role, in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With Gandolfini's untimely death on June 19,...
  • America's nation-building at gunpoint

    Many years ago the British historian and strategist B.H. Liddell Hart pointed out that the object of war should be to produce a "better state of peace." If that is what earns a war a passing grade, then the United States deserves a failing grade for...
  • Tidewater authors prolific in romance

    Tidewater authors prolific in romance
    Did you know that August is Read-a-Romance month? Neither did I, until a few days ago. I couldn’t let the month pass entirely, however, without giving a nod to commercial fiction’s most popular genre and the many romance authors who make...
  • Women warriors

    Women warriors
    Thousands of military jobs have opened up to women in recent years, but not those in the front-line combat units. That may soon change, however, as a result of a lawsuit brought late last year by four women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,...