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The American Civil War: Beginning to the Battle of Shiloh

(This essay, entitled “Freedom, Unity Born in Conflict,” was published in the Newport Daily News on April 25, 2012) One hundred and fifty years ago, Americans fought, wounded, and killed each other in astounding numbers. The American Civil War began on April … Continue reading

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Letter from Abe Lincoln to President Obama, April 12, 2011

 ( This essay was published in the Newport Daily News, April 16, 2011, as “What Would Lincoln Think of U.S. Today?”) With the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter, on April 12, 1861, launching the Civil War, what … Continue reading

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