u.s. civil war

African-Americans now comprise 50 percent of our 2.3 million prison population when they are 12 percent of our population
It is now becoming obvious that we are no longer a United States of America. There are many states that restrict voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, even the collective bargaining rights of workers that are no longer able to negotiate for their own living wages.
Why everything your teacher told you about the Union general and U.S. president was wrong.
The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.
Discomfort with history means that for the most part we as a country have allowed clouds of spun sugar to wrap around ugly truths. The young man steeped in racist ideology who murdered nine people in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last week has forced the nation to confront that complacence.
The Civil War -- still the most deadly war in American history with 850,000 deaths, including civilians, seared already deep regional and racial cleavages in America into the permanent political landscape.
As the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia rolls around, some armchair historians and pundits are still battling over what the Civil War was about. It's time to go beyond the rhetoric and read the evidence.
This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.
A Florida high school whose name commemorates a leader of a white supremacist group known for lynchings and other violent acts against blacks is to be renamed, officials said on Monday.
The Florida name change comes after incidents that sparked racial tension in the southern U.S. state. The honoring of Confederate
The last Civil War cost some 600,000 lives. If prolonged, this civil war would cost millions of jobs. In a new report, the
As an Austrian soldier myself, I can see some parallels between the South and Germany and Austria's treatment of their military
In the build-ups during World Wars I and II, the army had to quickly construct dozens of new forts across the country. Most were named for military heroes, and most of the ones in the south were named for Confederate generals.
2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgAfter Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the American aptitude for war would not be questioned again for a very long time. No one except Lincoln and the senior officers of both armies had imagined that the decisive climax of the American constitutional project could be such a noble and terrible combat.
Researching the Civil War leads us down a lot of very dark alleys. Little did I know that researching wartime scarcity of paper for a forthcoming book would lead me to the subject of Southern starvation and the image of stewed kittens.
150 years later, Americans have lost that clarity about the cause of the Civil War, the most traumatic and transformational