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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Hayes of the Twenty-Third”


Hayes of the Twenty-Third: The Civil War Volunteer Officer. By T. Harry Williams. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Rutherford B. Hayes may have become president after the disputed election of 1876 through Republican Party machinations, but before that experience … Continue reading

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Considering Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment


The recent Lincoln biopic by Steven Spielberg, with its masterful performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, has raised to a new level interest in the process whereby slaves achieved freedom during the Civil War. The film focuses on … Continue reading

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