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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...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
  • Civil War diary tells of Hampton Roads' past

    Civil War diary tells of Hampton Roads' past
    Have you ever kept a journal or a diary? I have distinct memories of writing nightly during my adolescence and teen years, at first in a small pink book that I locked, and later in whatever type of notebook I picked up at the grocery store. I lost track...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Civil War Anniversary Commemorated at Harford Libraries

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War, Harford County Public Library is hosting Civil War 150, a series of events including visits from bestselling authors of books about the Civil War, book discussion...
  • Civil War to come alive

    Civil War to come alive
    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis never had the chance to meet each other as leaders during a divided America, but they're going to this weekend. The town? Costa Mesa. The place? Fairview Park. The occasion? "The town hall meeting that never...
  • Actress brings Clara Barton to life at Fallston library

    Stories from one of American history's most revered women, Clara Barton, filled the Fallston library April 11, when more than 50 people watched Mary Ann Jung portray Barton during a living history presentation that spanned Barton's brave life as a...
  • Man on a mission to honor fallen Confederate soldiers

    Man on a mission to honor fallen Confederate soldiers
    Cecil W. Thomas III strides down an old brick walk outside historic St. John's Church, scanning its ancient cemetery left and right for the tell-tale signs of Civil War soldiers.     Hundreds and hundreds of tombstones and monuments rise from the earth...