Civil War Era Studies
'doubleshotcanister' makes a great point about being ever mindful of our present connections to past historical atrocities, crimes against humanity, and the other not-so-shining moments of our country's history. I agree with him. Not only do we have to come clean about our nation's past history - equally laying out the bad and good to find a useable past, but also to be cognizant of our decisions and actions today. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Slavery and Justice Today" (2001). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 196.