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Week of July 1, 2013
|Why Doesn't D.C. Have a Military Parade on the Fourth of July?|
David Austin Walsh
Because Independence Day has always been less about patriotism and more about festivities.
Tags: Fourth of July, July 4, Independence Day, Washington D.C.
|Who Says Conservatives Are More Patriotic?|
Ira Chernus's MythicAmerica
Progressives love America just as much as the Tea Party, but in a different way.
Tags: conservatism, patriotism, July 4, Independence Day
On Topic: The Civil War
|The Terror of Being Black at Gettysburg|
Kevin M. Levin
Lee's advancing army regularly kidnapped and enslaved African Americans in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg campaign.
Tags: African American history, Civil War, Gettysburg, slavery
|The Battle of Gettysburg at 150|
David Austin Walsh
Editor's picks on the best resources for the Battle of Gettysburg.
Tags: Gettysburg, Civil War, Hot Topics, resources
|What If Robert E. Lee Accepted Command of the Union Army?|
Could the Civil War have been reduced to the "uprising of 1861" by one man?
Tags: Civil War, counterfactuals, Robert E. Lee, Union Army
|Would We Have the 14th and 15th Amendments If Lincoln Had Lived? Maybe Not.|
Frederick Douglass certainly didn't think Lincoln was a friend to the freedman.
Tags: Frederick Douglass, Lewis Lehrman, Civil War, slavery
From the Archives
|Was Ulysses S. Grant Really a Drunk?|
Edward G. Longacre
Yes, the famed general and eighteenth president of the United States was an alcoholic. But it really didn't affect his tactical and strategic judgment.
Tags: alcoholism, Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant, Vicksburg
|Why the South Really Seceded|
James W. Loewen
One word: Slavery.
Tags: secession, South, slavery, Civil War
|Stonewall Jackson: Hero to the Religious Right?|
Wallace A. Hettle
The eccentric Confederate general renowned for his piety is embraced for his martyrdom.
Tags: Civil War, Stonewall Jackson, Bull Run, Confederacy
|How Historians Have Rehabilitated President Grant|
Charles Bracelen Flood
Grant's administration used to be considered one of the worst in American history ... but that was due to the influence of the "Lost Cause" school of history.
Tags: Civil War, presidency, Reconstruction, Ulysses S. Grant
|Jim Downs: Emancipation "Greatest Biological Catastrophe of the Nineteenth Century."|
Freedom came at a steep price for African Americans, thanks to a postwar smallpox epidemic.
Tags: Civil War, emancipation, epidemics, interviews
News at Home
|HNN Hot Topics: July 4th|
Tags: Hot Topics, Independence Day, July 4, Fourth of July
|AHA Amicus Brief Ignores Radical Queer History|
A radical queer dissent to the dominant liberal LGBT moment.
Tags: DOMA, LGBT history, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court
|The Progress of John Roberts|
Josh Brown's Life During Wartime
Tags: John Roberts, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Voting Rights Act
|How Game of Thrones Mirrors Modern Geopolitics|
Just as in the fictitious Westeros, America's elites squabble pointlessly while sinister forces are gathering abroad.
Tags: BRICS, Game of Thrones, United States, foreign policy
|Meet Charles Marvin, the Nineteenth-Century Edward Snowden|
Leslie Rogne Schumacher
The real-life Mr. Memory leaked secrets of Britain's Russian policy to a newspaper in 1878 using only his brain.
Tags: Edward Snowden, Charles Marvin, United Kingdom, leaks
Historians & History
|Spotlight on the Digital Humanities at GMU's THATCamp Prime|
Lincoln A. Mullen
History meets tech. startup culture at everybody's favorite "unconference."
Tags: conferences, George Mason University, THATCamp, THATCamp Prime
|HNN Book of the Month: The American Senate: An Insider's Story|
Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker
Tags: Book of the Month, books, political history, Senate
|Review of Joel Shatzky's Option Three: A Novel About the University|
Lawrence S. Wittner
The new face of corporate education.
Tags: book reviews, Joel Shatzky, Option Three
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