Tag Archives: Civil War

Do We Need Statues To Learn History?

So, the United States is revisiting the Confederate statues that litter the country, including in states that fought for the Union. One common argument I see online is that the purpose of statues is to teach people about important historical … Continue reading

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Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night by Walt Whitman

Vigil strange I kept on the field one night; When you my son and my comrade dropt at my side that day, One look I but gave which your dear eyes return’d with a look I shall never forget, One … Continue reading

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Council of War John Rogers

I saw this at a museum. Lately I’ve been ignoring the European Art selection in museums, because I feel like that’s all I see. I’m trying to expand my horizons. Plus, I just saw 12 Years a Slave, so this … Continue reading

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A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, And the Road Unknown

I was fortunate enough to have a teacher in the 8th grade who revered Walt Whitman’s poetry. We did a unit on him, which was probably also a crossover unit as well. In the 8th grade, we studied American History … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: 150 Years later (and not Fortinbras)

July 1st through 3rd marked the 150th anniversary of the end of the battle of Gettysburg. First of all, cheater!  There is a woman at the end of this video who is cheating!  She should be ashamed of herself. Second … Continue reading

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