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Cane Fighting

November 28, 2017 Michael Martin 0

For five days in May, 1856, Charles Sumner delivered a speech entitled The Crime Against Kansas. For those five days, he continuously slandered South Carolina […]

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The Siren

November 25, 2017 Al Mackey 0

The citation for this case is 74 US [7 Wall.] 152. In February of 1865 the US Navy captured the steamer Siren in Charleston Harbor, attempting […]

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With Malice Toward Some

November 24, 2017 Al Mackey 0

This book by Professor William Blair of Penn State University examines how Federal officials punished treason in the Civil War and just afterward. In the […]