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Cuba Si! Finally!

On December 10, 1898, the Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War also granted the people of Cuba independence. However, from that day until January 1, 1959, the United States continued to alternatively treat Cuba as a colony, protectorate, playground and private plantation. 556 more words

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Reopening Old Wounds

One hundred fifty years ago this month, General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the American Civil War, the bloodiest war in America’s history.   1,287 more words


With Charity for All: What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach us About Religious Freedom

Abraham Lincoln is by far the most famous of American presidents, and not just because he cut an impressive, bearded and stovepipe-hatted figure that forever gave… 1,884 more words

Honor end of Civil War by not honoring it

Think of the term “Civil War.” Is there a greater oxymoron in the English language than that?

War, by definition, is hardly “civil,” if you go by one definition explained in most dictionaries. 281 more words

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Seven Score and Three Years Later, The Last of the Civil War Widows Passes Away

The last widow of a veteran of the US Civil War died on August 17, 2008 at the age of 93.

Maudie Cecilia Acklin was 19 years old in 1934 when she married William M. 120 more words


Little Known Black History Fact: South Carolina State House And The Confederate Flag


South Carolina’s State House building in Columbia is the seat of the state’s government, and also a site of controversy regarding the racist past of the Confederate flag. 411 more words