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The Best of RSM: 10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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Should African-Americans Attend Civil War Events?

A recent Associated Press story delved into the question of why black citizens are largely avoiding commemorations of the Civil War. Admittedly, the Sesquicentennial is only a few weeks old, but the account they present certainly points to the beginning of a trend. It’s possible that, as events migrate toward Northern battlefields or commemorate events in […]

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10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Civil War (pt. 2)

Today, we continue listing our 10 curious facts and dispelled myths about the Civil War. Our list today includes some ugly truths about Northern opinions on race and the long, slow march toward freedom for American slaves.

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10 Things you May Not Know About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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The Civil War…on your iPad

I have discovered perhaps the coolest iPad app yet: The Civil War Today from History. (You know, the network formerly known as The History Channel that now runs more programs about the present than about history?  Yeah, that one.) Presented as a daily 19th Century newspaper, The Civil War today brings new articles, photos and […]

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