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Monday: Nick Pistor's 'Shooting Lincoln' book details photography during the civil war. By Lara Hamdan • 3 hours ago. TweetShareGoogle+email. Author Nick Pistor and St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh discuss "Shooting Lincoln" at Left Bank Books on Sept. 27. File Photo | Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio.
WLRN: How does the civil war help us to really understand racial dynamics today? COATES: I maintain that you really can't understand not black people, you can't understand American history if you can't understand why those 800,000 people died. When I go out to talk about the civil war, sometimes I get ...

In a guest post for OJB, Carla Pedret looks at a new data journalism project to catalogue what happened during the Spanish civil war. 125,000 people died, disappeared or were repressed in the Spanish civil war (1936-1939) and during the Franco dictatorship, according to Historians. Many of their ...
On a visit to San Francisco, history buff Larry Valterza stumbled upon The Haskell House, a site made infamous by Stockton's colorful antihero, David Terry (1823-1889). In a national scandal, Terry killed a U.S. Senator in a duel. Sen. David Broderick died in that house. Born in Kentucky, Terry was a ...
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - Developers halted plans Friday for a sprawling Entertainment and residential complex in Tennessee after archaeologists discovered what they believe are graves on a site near a civil war fort built by slaves. The decision gave preservationists a victory in the latest clash between ...
For nearly twenty-five years I have been writing in this space about war: that is, the wars we have waged against other countries. I've heard every possible rationalization for these conflicts, from "Weapons of Mass Destruction" to "he's killing his own people" to babies being bayoneted in their incubators and ...
Despite all the talk today about the divisions between red and blue states, the civil war remains the most divisive moment in our history. Yet in Edward L. Ayers's splendid book we are introduced to remarkably common emotions felt by the people of blue and gray states. "The Thin Light of Freedom" -- like ...
Pioneer resident of Phelps County tells of civil war incidents .... He describes events which took place during the civil war. It was published in the Rolla Daily Herald, August 26, 1955. Published in the Rolla Daily Herald, August 26, 1955. The following article was written by J.R. Kester, pioneer Phelps ...
Captain America: civil war saw the debuts of two new heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man and Black Panther. While it was great to see Spider-Man finally return home and mix it up with other Marvel characters, Black Panther was the one who arguably stole the show. Since then fans have ...
LAKE TWP. "Morgan's Raiders" will be the topic of the Stark County civil war Roundtable at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at United Methodist Church, 3088 State St. NW. Carroll County Historical Society member John Barnett will speak about the raiders, who engaged in a battle about 30 miles from Canton. Barnett is a ...
They built a hotel empire--and an image as a stable, successful corporate clan. Now a son's lawsuit is airing some unprecedented dirty laundry. Written by Marisa M. Kashino | Published on January 10, 2018. Tweet Share. John Willard Marriott III looks nervous. We're sitting in the living room of his rented Georgetown ...
He hasn't even hit tracking yet, but Black Panther from Disney/Marvel is already a hot ticket out of the gate. After tickets went on sale Monday night, Black Panther is already outstripping Captain America: civil war as Fandango's best-selling MCU title in the first 24 hours of presales. Captain America: Civil ...
Phil Caskey, UHS social studies teacher, presented the board with a plan of action to bring civil war re-enactors to UHS for the second year in a row following last year's success. On April 20-21 civil war re-enactors will setup a living history encampment at UHS. On April 20, the event will be open to eighth grade students ...
The November 4 protests were billed by InfoWars and other sites as a civil war led by "antifa," but in reality, the events played out as a fairly normal protest against the Trump Administration. Refuse Fascism has proved to be a source of fascination for conspiracy theorists on the far-right, but its membership ...
Ryan Coogler is helming the solo adventure of T'Challa in Black Panther, but the character already made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Captain America: civil war. Coogler recently spoke with Fandango about the character and how he's evolved since the epic superhero battle.

Three days before Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, his son, Major General G.W. Custis Lee, was captured. The US government presented a Medal of Honor to a Union soldier from New York who was thought to be the man behind the dramatic move. Now, nearly 153 years ...
That's the response of the influential civil war Trust, the nation's preeminent civil war and Revolutionary war battlefield preservation group, to efforts by local ... "Aside from the immense costs in moving and maintaining such monuments, the civil war Trust would not want to facilitate the loss of pristine ...
"North Carolina was defined by the civil war, but you have to keep in mind that there were relatively few battles fought here, so that's why our center is searching for stories of how families dealt with the hardships that came as a result of the civil war," Mac Healy, president of the center's foundation board of ...
A minister from Springfield, Ill., played a big role in finding homes for children in Fort Smith who were orphaned by the civil war. Francis Springer served as the post chaplain at Fort Smith from 1863-67, according to the Fort Smith National Historic Site website. Tom Iverson, a retired Fort Smith resident who ...
8, 1859, New Bern started getting its civil war history on by forming the Elm City Cadets. Those same cadets would become Company K, slightly renamed as the Elm City rifles, in the 2nd North Carolina Volunteer Regiment. Another local company, the New Bern Light Infantry under Capt. John V. Jordan ...
The unnamed man told a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office officer who called in a bomb squad. They studied the artifact and identified it as a civil war-era piece. St. Augustine Lighthouse archaeological conservator Andrew Thompson says there was not a lot of civil war action in the area. An historian said ...
Ayers, now president emeritus of the university, examines the civil war through the eyes of residents of Virginia's Augusta County and Pennsylvania's Franklin County in his book published Oct. 24, 2017, "The Thin Light of Freedom: The civil war and Emancipation in the Heart of America." (AP Photo/Steve ...
TAHER ALI AL-AUQAILI, the chief of staff of Yemen's army, has a spring in his step. After a year of stalemate, his five fronts are moving again. As he darts between battlefields hundreds of kilometres apart, he speaks of victories in Beihan, which have reconnected the road from his headquarters in Marib to ...
Abigail Hall, a senior History and music major at Viterbo University, will present her research in the program "Music in the American civil war: Developing American culture." civil war music offers us a glimpse at the emotional, spiritual, and social dimensions of the period. The impact of popular music in a ...
SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Doomsday clock #2 by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson and Rob Leigh, on sale now. The mystery of Ozymandias, Rorschach, Doctor Manhattan and the fate of the Watchmen world is the big selling point for Doomsday Clock.
Eleven years after a civil war in Uganda, many are still coping with the scars it left -- inside and out -- and some are finding that a dog can help them do that. That was the case with Francis Okello Oloya, who in 2015 started The Comfort Dog Project to help people in Gulu town, especially those who were ...
When asked how common it would be to find a mortar from the 19th century in St. Augustine, Andrew Thomson, an archeological conservator with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, said, "It would actually be pretty uncommon for Florida because there wasn't a lot of civil war action in this ...
civil war boys: Monarchs withstand tough test from Jacks ... Fritz finished with two points in the Monarchs' 54-41 victory in the civil war on Thursday night at the Lumberdome. ... Unfriendly rims and intense defense paved the way for the lowest scoring civil war boys' basketball game in recent memory.
The Tuscarawas Valley civil war Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Community Room of the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Living historian Chris Hart will present "The Final Journey: Remembering Lincoln's Funeral Train." Hart will portray First Sgt. Samuel Carpenter, who was awarded ...
The Sheriff's Office bomb squad determined it is an 8-inch civil war-era siege mortar. Because it's unknown if the cannonball still has explosive material inside, officials have deemed it a possible threat to public safety and was seized, the Sheriff's Office said. The bomb squad is working to determine if it still ...
Bill Peduto was inaugurated as mayor of Pittsburgh today, officially beginning his second term in office. I don't really have many thoughts about Peduto himself. He seems like he's perpetually campaigning to be the mayor of a city that only exists in Nancy Meyers' movies, but I guess that's ambitious or ...
Suspected Russian jets have killed at least 20 people, including 11 women and a child, and wounded dozens more in bombing raids on a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said. At least four bombs flattened the buildings in the town of Misraba, wounding more ...
Norway has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a "precautionary line," based on its assessment of the situation in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition including the UAE has been fighting Shia rebels in the country for nearly three years. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide ...
A Northwest-based author's novel focuses on a fictional, second American civil war. But the story is informed by his research into modern America's stark political differences. "It's strange to look at it from an outsider's perspective," Omar El Akkad told KIRO Radio's Dave Ross. "Part of viewing America from a ...
After bidding on and winning the items, Bender examined them more closely and was surprised to find around 50 of the letters were written during the civil war. Even more shocking was the connection he was able to make with his own family heritage. "It ends up that one of the letter writers, a James Young ...
Retired Fort Gibson teacher Thrissa Johnson shows stonework around the Roselawn water pump. She said it came from a store run by Roselawn builder Florian Nash. Staff photo by Cathy Spaulding. A Fort Gibson pioneer's home is getting new paint, period furnishings and a future. Fort Gibson State Bank ...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army has agreed to look at correcting 123 years of history. army Secretary Mark T. Esper said the service is looking at whether David Dunnels White, great-great-grandfather of Clinton resident Frank Everett White Jr., deserves a metal of honor. The Army earlier rejected evidence ...
slavery caused the civil war. A failure to compromise had nothing to do with it. Yes, I know a thousand people have made that point in the days since White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's nonsensical assertion on Fox "News" that "the lack of an ability to compromise" is what tore America apart. Allow me ...
MARLBOROUGH - Combing through pages of research and walking rows of cemeteries in hopes of bringing to light the sacrifices of the region's civil war soldiers are labors of love for Tom A.C. Ellis. Whether it is Peter McQueeney - a 21-year-old who was wounded in battle in Wilderness, Virginia - or ...
Let us take you back for a few moments to the Norwich of April 14 and 15, 1861. Fort Sumter had fallen and President Lincoln had made an historic call for 75,000 men. Suddenly, the whole nation realized that we were at war. Political "party preferences" suddenly disappeared. In spite of the above ...
Davenport, Iowa (AP) -- A city in eastern Iowa has begun rebuilding the porches of five historic buildings at a center that was once an orphanage for the children of civil war soldiers. Davenport's capital manager Clay Merritt told the Quad-City Times that several porches at the Annie Wittenmyer Center ...
The Cold civil war. From bumper stickers to Taylor Swift, it's hard to escape signs of a nation divided against itself. Video. Photo. A sign in the windows across the street from Denver Federal Court where the Taylor Swift sexual harassment trial was to resume in Denver, Colo. on August 9, 2017.
"He'll continue to do what he's already started, being an outside manipulator for Donald Trump and executing his threat to take the party to civil war," said Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Bannon, 64, is at the end of a rollercoaster year. In February the ...
Starke Miller, a local historian who specializes in the civil war, reintroduces a chapter of Oxford history that over time has "gone with the wind." Steve Vassallo sat down with Miller to learn more about the Oxford Square during the time of the civil war. HottyToddy.com: Starke, is it true that Grant arrived here ...
Both sides of a worsening civil war use Howitzers, Kaytushas, mortars and other missiles to shell the city. Residents say no neighborhood is safer than another, and human rights groups report appalling violations, including torture of captives. Two days ago, a Saudi-led coalition bomber killed 54 people in a ...
"No precise estimate exists for the number of addicted veterans; we can be sure, however, they comprised a minority of overall opiate addicts," he wrote in the civil war Veteran: A Historical Reader. With easy access to morphine and syringes, physicians used; white gamblers and sex workers often smoked ...
Yet our mental equipment to make sense of these conflicts is sorely lacking, laments Harvard University professor David Armitage in his masterful and enriching survey civil wars. Karl von Clausewitz, he notes, wrote On war, not On civil war; the very notion itself is slippery, political, and fraught with danger ...
A new art exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in the US features a mix of civil war history and political commentary. The artist Mark Bradford was inspired by a painting called the 'Final Battle at Gettysburg' to create a modern day 'cyclorama'. Al Jazeera spoke to the curator of the exhibition to find out more.


 

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