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Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Battle Cry of Freedom!

One of the most famous Civil War songs is The Battle Cry of Freedom, sung by the Union side during the Civil War. Composed in early summer of 1862, this song quickly became the most popular song to sing for the Union soldiers and was used (along with Lincoln and Liberty) as a reelection song […]

The Hispanic Experience

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! As you kind readers have no doubt surmised by following this blog, the Civil War was fought by social and ethnic groups of all kinds. One of the largest ethnic groups that are often overlooked in the conflict is the Hispanic population. Heavily concentrated in […]

Goober Peas!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today for Music Monday, I have a song from the Confederate units in the Civil War. As some of you may recall from an earlier blog post, food was pretty bland and often inadequate during the Civil War. Confederate soldiers especially suffered poor rations, and […]

Native Americans and the Civil War

Hello again, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! In keeping with my recent theme of exploring how the Civil War affected groups of people that often don’t get much of a voice in the historical narrative, today I will be exploring the topic of Native Americans in the Civil War. Indeed, Native Americans […]

Music Monday – Lincoln and Liberty!

Well hey there, readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! If memory serves, this blog used to feature a “Music Monday” segment about Civil War-related music. Well, I couldn’t help but notice how sparse the blog’s been lookin’ lately, and I’ve decided to bring Music Monday on back! I’m afraid I can’t promise […]

The First Step: How Women Were Affected by the Civil War

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! Today, I’m going to look at how women remember the Civil War. For those of you interested in the subject, the noted female historian (and President of Harvard) Drew Gilpin Faust wrote an excellent book on the subject titled “Mothers of Invention.” This book covered the […]

The Cause of the Civil War in Academia

Hello readers, and welcome back to the Connections blog! Today I’m going to talk about how the American academic world interprets the causes of the Civil War in the 21st century. This topic will be the first in a series of posts covering how different groups of people remember the conflict, and I could think […]