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… Read More
A lecture from my Civil War course–how the republic fell apart, 1846-1856. From invading Mexico to the sack of Lawrence.
1855-1856: Rival Legislatures established in territorial Kansas Lecompton: Slave Topeka/Lawrence: Free State (Jayhawk) November 1855: “Battle” of the Wakarusa River May 19-20, 1856: Senator Charles Sumner’s two-day “Crime Against Kansas” speech
Over at Winston Elliott’s brilliant website, The Imaginative Conservative, I had the honor to write about the necessity of connecting liberty to sacrifice as understood through the students of two of the best colleges: Notre Dame and Hillsdale…. Read More
Brief Abraham Lincoln Timeline (1809-1858) February 12, 1809: Lincoln born in Kentucky. (Born the same year as Karl Marx) 1816: The Lincolns moved to Indiana. 1818: Lincoln’s mother died.
Sectionalism and American Civil War, H303 Instructor: Brad Birzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Spring 2017. T/Th: 9:30-10:45; Lane 333 Office hours (tentative and subject to change, especially depending on the week): T/TH: 11-1; Wed: 12-1. And, by appointment. Course Content This… Read More