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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 06:54 PM

David Blight lecture series on the Civil War

This link should lead to 26 other lectures, as well. Recommended by TNC at The Atlantic Monthly. Posting here to share - I haven't listened to them all.

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RainDog Jun 2014 OP
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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 06:56 PM

1. Thanks for this.

I'll watch later.

Blight's book on reconstruction, Race and Reunion, is excellent. So is "When This Cruel War is Over."

Brilliant stuff.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:51 PM

5. I've read some of When This Cruel War is Over

I have a bad habit of reading too many books at the same time. Then I put one down and lose the thread.

I'm reading Q now, and plan make it all the way through without skipping to the end... which I did with Gone Girl...lol... cause I wanted to know if my guess was correct after a few chapters (it was). Q is by a group of Italian writers and is a fictional account of a heretic and a Vatican enforcer named Q who is chasing down heretics during the time of religious wars in Europe when Martin Luther was alive. The writers' collective calls themselves Wu Ming or Luther Blissett, for Q.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:17 PM

2. A biker through

 

Civil War History - thanks so much for the link to the presentations. I intend to watch them all!

http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Through-Civil-War-History/dp/093900982X

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Response to swilton (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:52 PM

6. Should add greatly to your trip! n/t

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:28 PM

3. This is fantastic! Weird....I watched them all last week and

have already started over. Not to be missed by any American who is even slightly interested in history or any American who is interested in winning against the foes of democracy. They are the same people then and now and he makes a unassailable and imo, enjoyable case.

A "must watch!" if there ever was one.

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Response to mark eagledove (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

7. thanks for the endorsement!

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I enjoyed reading TNC's ruminations on the Civil War, and would like to also read Out Of The House of Bondage, by Thavolia Glymph.

Her book talks about the savagery of the white southern mistress of the house. Twelve Years a Slave went into a little bit of that, with Patsey's treatment by Epps' wife. Patsey was raped by Epps and his wife took out her rage on Patsey.

The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, is located in my hometown. I remember seeing some girls I know dressed up in the garb of the era who worked there, and it just made me feel disgusted to see them. I know this makes no sense, in terms of... they had a job to dress up in period costume... but Jackson's slave cabins are still standing on the site, so... that was my response.

I HATE romanticizing the past - especially from white people.

One time a friend of mine who is an African American woman dressed up for Halloween as Scarlet O'Hara. This was at a conservative big business and everyone was encouraged to dress up. It was a great moment. Very smart, meta commentary on the environment of vapid southern white women who just love Gone With the Wind...

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:46 PM

4. Here's a link

to the article TNC posted to talk about a bibliography of his look at the Civil War

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