Why the South Lost, and Why the Civil War Was About Slavery

Southerners must have, on some level, realized that their way of life was unsustainable. Continue reading


The Ashes of Atlanta (the Civil War rage-fit devolves into symbolic poetry)

A little girl did sit and cry
Amid the ashes of Atlanta
“Why did they burn my home?” she said
“What have I done to them?
My daddy’s in a prison and
My mamma cries when no one’s near
The soldiers in blue scare me
I wish they were far away from here.” Continue reading