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    You won't believe lib radio host's plan for cleansing South of Confederate sins
    And here you thought the planto dig up the earthlyremains of a Confederate Civil War general and his wiferepresented the finalbreach withsanity in the anti-Confederacy mania sweeping the nation. You may want to reconsider after evaluatingthe idea...
  • Thom Hartmann
    Liberal talker Thom Hartmann wonders: Should 'Union' forces reoccupy the South?
    It seems that for some on the left, the Civil War never really ended. Citing a Politico story slamming southern states, liberal talk show host Thom Hartmann wondered if the United States should "reoccupy the South with Union forces" to...
  • Reconstruction the focus of NPS study
    Reconstruction the focus of NPS study
    The National Park Service has launched a year-long study of historic sites relevant to the Reconstruction era.The era is interesting as the country looked to reconcile following a bitter conflict that left more than 600,000 people dead. But, the...
  • United States Colored Troops
    U. S. Colored Troops during early Reconstruction
    As the Freedman’s Bureau was established to feed, house and care for newly freed blacks, so the United States Colored Troops were sent into the South to provide protection and policing services. In all about 100,000 USCT soldiers were placed...
  • NJ launches pothole repair program
    NJ launches pothole repair program
    Just a little over a week ago, NJ launched its pothole repair program. This program was put in placeto repair thousands of potholes that emerged as a result of the harsh winter conditions that have occurred throughout the northeast this winter....
  • Republican Joseph Rainey
    Republican Joseph Rainey was the first black member of the US House
    Born a slave on June 21, 1832 inGeorgetown,South Carolina, Joseph Hayne Rainey was the son of Edward L. and Grace Rainey. Joseph’s racial nationality was a mixture of African and French. Edward worked as a barber, having obtained permission...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass's last years
    Following the Civil War, the United States moved into its darkest hour. Despite the intense level of sacrifice the country had endured to ensure freedom for all Americans, it took very little time for all that sacrifice to be done away with before...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass takes on Reconstruction
    The Civil War was over. General Robert E. Lee had officially surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox and now the Negroes were no longer slaves – physically. Though the Emancipation Proclamation provided them freedom, there was...
  • The Union as it was
    Obama in Iraq reminiscent of Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction
    Stability in Iraq is floundering. El Qaeda has taken Fallujah and other towns in the vicinity. The country was stabilized prior to President Obama’s election. However, for political reasons, he allowed the country to fall into anarchy....
  • Adrian Peterson
    New ACL reconstruction method may lead to better recovery
    Football fans cringe when they hear the term “anterior cruciate ligament,” or “ACL.” They know that when they hear that term it is usually due to an athlete tearing their ACL, which in almost all cases is a season-ending...
  • 37th Street bridge on bike trail
    Hank Aaron trail closures, improvements, accompany rebuild of Zoo Interchange
    The Hank Aaron State Trail running east and west through the middle of Milwaukee is becoming a commuter route from as far as New Berlin, but representatives from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin Department of Transportation ...
  • Great Ideas: Ocean Grove
    Great idea: buy a board and let's get this show on the road!
    The Historic town of Ocean Grove is now asking for donations from the town's residents and anyone else listening, to help with the costs of building backthe boardwalk so it can be ready on time for Memorial Day.Since Ocean Grove is governed by...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass’s role in Reconstruction
    The Civil War was over. General Robert E. Lee officially surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox and now the Negroes were no longer slaves – physically. Though the Emancipation Proclamation provided them freedom, there was much...
  • NYTimes: New senator a token black
    The NYTimes' plantation mentality
    The NYTimes'bigotry is in full display in this op-ed:WHEN Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced on Monday that she would name Representative Tim Scott to the Senate, it seemed like another milestone for African-Americans. Mr. Scott will...
  • 15. James Buchanan
    Presidential failures: Pierce, Buchanan, and Johnson
    Only three presidents have been complete failures. These men undermined the country with their policies resulting in a century of strife. Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan’s weakness led to the Civil War. Andrew Johnson’s...
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