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comments from me - re civil war news articles

Recently, in a discussion of the Civil War with my college students - it became clear that they have bought into a naive view of history (taught to them in HS)that the South was the only part of the US where blacks were oppressed and that all Northerner's supported the fight to "free the slaves".

I've printed out for them editorials and articles from a major NY newspaper to disabuse them of these notions, along with articles from the South.

Am posting articles I've found here - and on other forums at Afrigeneas, to share them with those of you who don't have access to the historical news database at HQ.

As Bennie would say "Lest we forget".

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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