Human chattel slavery is found throughout history. The slave trade uniquely embodies Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view that we all share ‘a single garment of destiny.’
A presidential election holds serious consequences. But if the republic can’t survive one bad executive, then it’s already dead.
Congress in 1866 was concerned about an unpopular, reactionary president using the Supreme Court to restrict the people’s rights. In 2017, we will likely find ourselves in a similar spot.
Banning displays of the Confederate flag and removing monuments of Confederate leaders amounts to a war on the past. But it won’t help us to overcome it.
Donald Trump has succeeded because Republicans realized too late that they were locked in a Civil War over the future of their party.
PBS’s new ‘Mercy Street’ brings complicated, thoughtful historical drama back to the United States.
Alexander Gardner’s work not only covered portraits of the famous and infamous, the battlefields and the dead, but images of an America entering a new and very different age.
Mississippi’s state flag includes the Confederate battle emblem. So the University of Mississippi won’t fly it any more.
The University of Georgia has banned hoop skirts, and the Washington Post is all about that. Except they don’t know what they’re talking about.
In order to comply with the cultural standards of today, the Democratic Party must change its name or else be tainted by its oppressive historical baggage.
According to embattled for IRS official Lois Lerner, Abraham Lincoln was America’s “worst president” because he fought to keep the South in the U.S.
Both the Union and Confederacy committed war crimes and abused civil liberties during the Civil War. But from a libertarian perspective, the Confederacy had a worse case for its cause.
When it came to slavery, the Union, not the Confederacy, was the true guardian of states’ rights in the antebellum era.
Virtually everyone who lived before the present probably held opinions of one sort or another that some of us find offensive. Off with their names!
Instead of being lured into a cycle of hostility on the Confederate flag, ask how we would deal with this in a spirit of goodwill?
The gay-rights movement has followed not the trajectory of the anti-slavery movement, but of those who supported slavery.
This 150th anniversary of Appomattox should hold a special place for us precisely because it marked the end of an unprecedented cataclysm, in which men respected their enemies.
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