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In The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane describes the events — several years of events including the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, though only briefly — that led up to the Colfax Massacre. What happened was incredibly complex and only a…

Why was the Civil War fought? This is “Confederate Heritage and History Month” so it is a good time to talk about the Civil War. The Civil War was fought over slavery. I don’t have anything else to say about that right now, but my friend John McKay has written a lengthy blog post explaining…

Gettysburg, in Pennsylvania, was the site of a battle during the American Civil War. The battle ran from July 1st to July 3rd in 1863, thousands were killed, and later, Abraham Lincoln gave a memorial address there which to this day is memorized by school children across America. Four score and seven years ago, etc.…