In the bleak midwinter 155 years ago this month, my great-great-Uncle Cornelius M. Dearth died here — on the grounds of the Civil War POW camp in Andersonville, Georgia. He was 22.
‘We have long endeavored to secure the celebration of this great festival upon the same day in every American State and Territory, so that it might be a National Holiday.’
Americans have an annoying knack for purging holidays of their true meaning, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
‘Harriet’ is finely done and despite the usual amount of creative liberties in historic films, many aspects of the movie offer an accurate and balanced view of both Tubman and our country’s history.
Tort law is the only meaningful system of law we have for resolving the type of issue reparations seeks to resolve, and it is categorically, legally, logically, and morally improper for addressing reparations.
By reframing America’s founding around slavery, the 1619 Project misreads history and the role Americans played in realizing the ideals of the Declaration.
The irony of the New York Times’ 1619 Project is that it embraces the critique of the American Founding espoused by the leading defender of Southern slavery, Sen. John C. Calhoun.
Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke told a group of immigrants, ‘This country was founded on white supremacy.’ Frederick Douglass has some words for him.
Countless elites in the media this week have cited abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ infamous 1852 speech as a condemnation of American ideals. It in fact was the opposite.
The evils of slavery are too great to be fixed with cash. Forgiveness cannot be bought, and no number of government commissions will make things right.
Today when I visit gravesites, museums, and landmarks honoring those who were enslaved in our country, I no longer feel that frustration I felt as a kid. Instead, my mind goes back in time.
This is a fundamental culture clash with politicians being wholly unprepared for a new brand of politics in which even traditional family events become politicized, and one more piece of American heritage disappears.
‘I have always loved listening to the stories from ‘old times,’ and I am proud of all my family has accomplished despite coming out of the horrible sin of slavery,’ says Betty Anderson, 69.
In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?
Washington Post Opinion Writer Charles Lane joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “Freedom’s Detective.”
Prior court-packing shows the practice can have disastrous, perhaps unforeseen results, and poses potential threats to our civil liberties.
The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act and the jollification that followed it mark a turning point on abortion, just as John Calhoun’s speech did about slavery.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s inability to practice his Second Amendment rights was just another episode in a long history of attacks on African Americans.
Few of us are likely to withstand the withering judgment of those who come after us, whatever our positive contributions to humankind might be.
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