Month: May 2017

The Confederate Monuments Controversy

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's speech on the fate of four prominent monuments in New Orleans addresses a long-standing debate between those who profess a love of history and those who see that history reflected in present-day racism. The speech provides a cogent summary of...

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This week in history: The Overland Campaign

In the spring of 1864, with the Army of the Potomac encamped in northern Virginia, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant vowed, "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." As it happened, the ensuing campaign would take all of that and more. From...

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