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Civil War Letter: One Man’s Reflection on the War, 1868

The letter is written and signed by R. G. Smith of Kokomo, Indiana. R.G. Smith who was born in Virginia in 1820. His wife, Elisabeth was born in Kentucky. Census records in 1850 reference that R.G. Smith was a Farmer … Continue reading

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Robert Morris, the Financier of the American Revolution, a Review

Gary B. Nash is a fairly popular historian for not just high school history instructors, but college professors as well. If we were to take Nash at face value in his assessment of Robert Morris, we would come to the … Continue reading

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2010 – Reflections of a High School History Teacher

Instead of doing a “Best of 2010,” as I’m not sure why anyone would care and it seems a bit presumptuous of me to assume anyone would care (though I am a blogger and that seems to indicate otherwise!); Nonetheless … Continue reading

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How Will WikiLeaks Impact the Historical Profession?

There has been some discussion about WikiLeaks and whether is it a good or bad thing for historians? Does the top secret information help historians write a more accurate narrative or do the leaks ensure that future access will be … Continue reading

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Civil War Letters: Wife Writes of Missing Husband

Through out the years I have come across Civil War letters that I thought were excellent content wise, but just never fell in with the research I was doing. Therefore I want to start sharing these letters with you here, … Continue reading

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Deliver Us from This Cruel War: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry

[Cross posted over at my other site, Soldier Studies.org] Deliver Us from This Cruel War: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry Front Cover BY: Joseph J. Hoyle, Jeffrey M. Girvan Title: Deliver Us … Continue reading

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God Bless Our Heroes!

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Will Tonight be Another Historic Legislative Hemmorage?

If tonight’s mid-term election turns out the way the polls are suggesting we might witness a historic swing right in the Legislative Body. The Republicans need to pick up 40 seats to regain the House majority they lost in 2006 … Continue reading

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Anita Loose and the first Women Screenwriters, 1900-1920

[This was a paper I wrote last year during my master's studies. Footnotes omitted.] It was the largest movie set ever created. The year was 1915 and the production was for the movie Intolerance by celebrated director D.W. Griffith. It … Continue reading

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More Teaching For Social Justice

State University of New York at Oswego is but one of countless teacher universities that train their instructors to teach about “Circles of Oppression.” For this university, it wants its teachers to recognize that we live in nothing more than … Continue reading

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