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Tuesday, November 02, 2021

This year marks the 150th anniversary of election of Abraham Lincoln. The subsequent path to Southern secession and war is being chronicled in “Disunion”, a New York Times historical blog:

The story of the Civil War will be told in this series as a weekly roundup and analysis, by Jamie Malanowski, of events making news during the corresponding week 150 years ago. Written as if in real time, this dispatch will, after this week, appear every Monday. Additional essays and observations by other contributors, along with maps, images, diaries and so forth, will be published several times a week.

This is a nice approach in presenting a conflict that‚Äôs no longer a central fixture in the national psyche. At least not directly — certainly, the regional and social faultlines are still pretty apparent, even if the linkage to dynamics from a century and a half ago are no longer acknowledged. That‚Äôs an unfortunate consequence of the passing of living memory.

The history geek in me digs this. Especially when I come across an article permalink structure from 1860.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 11/02/2021 09:58pm
Category: Bloggin', Creative, History
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