Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic
, recently touched on a couple of interesting aspects of the American Civil War. First, Racism Against White People
briefly looked at how Southern intellectuals argued that Northern whites were of a different race. Then a subthread in the comments on that post spawned an investigation of American Exceptionalism in History
and the notion of preserving democracy in the context of the American Civil War. After all, "if a government can be sundered simply because the minority doesn't like the results of an election, can it even call itself a government?" Definitely check out the comments of both posts.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jul 8, 2012 -
The Battle of Antietam is the single bloodiest single day battle American history. Historically told in words
, the battle illustrated in pictures
required] shows jostling strategies that resulted in a loss of over 20,000 troops in 13 hours.
posted by pedantic
on Apr 30, 2004 -