Civil War Era Studies
I had just walked into the house Sunday night and turned on the television, intent on going to bed early for a change. It was a little after 10pm. CNN was announcing that a speech dealing with a grave national security by the President was imminent in just a few minutes. Wolf Blitzer expounded how the Sunday address was unprecedented and telegraphed that it was big news. But no one knew the topic. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "One Sunday in America: Echoes of John Brown" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 205.