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

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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