Monthly Archives: April 2017

Blacks During Reconstruction (Study Guide)

Reconstruction study guide: What happened to Blacks? Lincoln died before he could fully articulate his own vision, but we do have some glimpses.  Lincoln and his cabinet launched a plan to remove and colonize the ex-slaves somewhere in Latin America.  … Continue reading

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Reconstruction Study Guide

  Reconstruction Study Sheet: Birzer Three big questions being asked: What to do with the Southern states? Which is more powerful–the Legislative or Executive branches? What to do with 4 million emancipated slaves? Each question carried with it a very … Continue reading

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Progstock: October 13-15, 2017

Even before two lectures delivered on the cultural changes that accompanied America’s Great Depression, I had the great privilege of talking with Tom Palmieri, manager of Circuline and fountainhead behind Progstock 2017. Though we only had about 30 minutes to … Continue reading

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The Great Depression (Full Lecture)

Why the 1930s were “red.”

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TR, Wilson, or Coolidge? (full lecture)

“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institution.”–The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

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Progressivism’s Origins: In Pure and Unadulterated Racism

Just a quick note–the quotes below from E.A. Ross–a leading public intellectual during the Progressive Era–are quite disturbing and despicable.  Still, when Progressives claim they favor equality, they must at least acknowledge their rather brutal past.  Ross’s views are typical … Continue reading

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Civil War Battle Study Guide

Birzer Civil War Study Guide, Spring 2017 Battles to Know/Army of the Potomac Leaders (No naval battles listed)   1861 Battle of First Bull Run Battles of Wilson’s Creek/Lexington (Missouri) Battle of Ball’s Bluff   1862 Battle of Forts Henry … Continue reading

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