Tag Archives: American Civil War

“FOR HATE IS STRONG AND MOCKS THE SONG”: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS CAROL

19 Dec

I love Christmas carols and I would have a hard time choosing my favorite, but as a historian—and a specialist on the American Civil War, particularly—I have always been deeply moved by “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

Historian Robert Tracy McKenzie recounts the story of this Civil War Christmas carol in this post at his blog: “FOR HATE IS STRONG AND MOCKS THE SONG”: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS CAROL | Faith and History

Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction

14 Dec

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: A Call to Gratitude, Humility, and Empathy

22 Nov

In the wake of a divisive election, we should revisit Abraham Lincoln’s original 1863 proclamation of a national day of Thanksgiving. We’ll find not only gratitude, but the virtues of humility and empathy. Read historian Chris Gehrz’s piece here at the Anxious Bench: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: A Call to Gratitude, Humility, and Empathy

Veterans on Parade

10 Nov

For Veterans Day, the Library of Congress offers here some photographs of veterans on parade: Veterans on Parade | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

A Nation Without Borders: An Interview with the Author

27 Oct

Steven Hahn (Ph.D. Yale) is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Here he deftly summarizes his new book about the United States from 1830-1910 as seen more from the South, West, and Mexico rather than from the Northeast: A Nation Without Borders – Process

BASED (EVER SO LOOSELY) ON A “TRUE STORY”—MATHEW MCCONAGHY AND THE “FREE STATE OF JONES”

28 Jun

Historian and evangelical Robert Tracy McKenzie here offers a very thoughtful review of a new “historical” film, with the added bonus of some reflections on the love/hate relationship many/most of us historians have with historical films: BASED (EVER SO LOOSELY) ON A “TRUE STORY”—MATHEW MCCONAGHY AND THE “FREE STATE OF JONES” | Faith and History

Memorial Day reflections, with help from C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, and Wilfred Owen

30 May

 

Life Has Never Been Normal, by Aaron Belz.

Source: The Center for Public Justice

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