Under Fire: A Gunner on USS Congress in the Battle of Hampton Roads

The fearsome Rebel ironclad CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack, aka Merrimac) materialized in Hampton Roads, Virginia, that calm and clear Saturday morning, March 8, 1862. “The ‘Merrimac’ was steaming slowly towards us,” recalled Seaman Frederick H. Curtis of the wooden...

Who Writes The Laws?

It is distressing for those of us who believe that the Constitution means what it says to observe the destruction of liberty caused by vaccine mandates. On one side of this destruction are those whose opposition to vaccines finds comfort in the executive orders of...

News From Around the South, 10/11 to 10/18

FLORIDA: A Close Brush With History—UWF History Trust’s Black Politicians Exhibit It was recently announced in the last Emerging Civil War newsletter that I’ve taken on a part-time position with the University of West Florida’s Historic Trust in Pensacola, Florida. I...

When Are Secrets Not Secret?

"Three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead." — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Last week, President George W. Bush's torture regime reared its head in an unusual argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2002, Abu Zubaydah was captured by a militia in...

South’s Resistance To Vaccine Has Historical Precedent

On Monday, David Leonhardt’s morning newsletter for the New York Times introduced a grim new term into our pandemic vocabularies: “Red COVID.” The partisan gap in the effects of the pandemic, the newsletter explained, had widened. “Every reliably blue state now has a...

Sink The New World Order Taxi

Last Friday, in a triumph for transnationalism, 136 nations, including the U.S., agreed to mandate a global corporate income tax for all nations that will not be allowed to fall below 15%. "Virtually the entire global economy has decided to end the race to the bottom...

News From Around the South 10/4 to 10/11

SOUTH CAROLINA: DAR CHapter Donates To Military Museum Springfield is home to an incredible treasure and variety of historical artifacts, photos and medals, all relating to battles fought from the American Revolutionary War to the war in Afghanistan. The Orangeburg...

A Brief History of the Law of Personal Privacy and Bodily Integrity

As more governors issue so-called mandates requiring municipal and state employers, as well as private employers and public accommodations, to require their employees and patrons to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they are being challenged by arguments based on...

Remembering The Elaine Massacre

This week marks the 102nd anniversary of the Elaine Massacre, when a union organizing attempt by Black sharecroppers in rural Elaine, Arkansas, was met with extreme violence by white people. The killing spree, which began on Sept. 30 and lasted for two days ,...

Biden Becomes A Bernie Sanders Democrat?

"We've got the president of the United States on our side," said Sen. Bernie Sanders Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "Got 96% of the members of the Democratic caucus in the House on our side. We got all but two senators at this point in the Democratic caucus on our side....

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