Tag Archives: American Civil War

By Hook or By Crook: Whatever It Takes

The New American Civil War? It was comparing the U.S. Secret Service chart to Donald J. Trump’s that got me to thinking: could Trump have been a part of the original American Civil War? Then Jefferson Davis came to mind. … Continue reading

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The Most Famous Songwriter of the 19th Century

Stephen Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864) Even as a child, I knew that the beautiful songs that Stephen Foster wrote were bordering on non-PC, before I understood the phrase. As they were part of the minstrel shows … Continue reading

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This SCOTUS Decision Led to the American Civil War

Dred Scott v. Sandford (March 6, 1857) We Canadians do not really have a true sense of American history. There, I’ve said it aloud. I was reading a chapter, today, in Phineas Quimby’s book entitled “Government”. It was written in … Continue reading

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Government: By the People for the People?

Aristocracy vs Liberty Phineas Quimby was a very opinionated man. And having witnessed first-hand the American Civil War meant that he based his thinking on what he saw going on around him. Politically, he equated priests and doctors to the … Continue reading

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How the Democrats Killed the Republican President in 1865

John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) Doesn’t it seem ironic to you that the ‘freedom’ party of the present could be the ones who wanted to keep slavery alive in the past, and the GOP (Grand … Continue reading

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Eyewitness to the American Civil War (1861 – 1865)

Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) I have to admit to a certain ennui when it comes to American politics, particularly the American Civil War. But that may come from a feeling of ‘been there, done that’. … Continue reading

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