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America’s Big War Wasn’t “Civil”

America had a big war–brother against brother.  It was started 150 years ago.  They called it “civil,” but it was not. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were slaughtered by battle and disease. The physical devastation was tremendous–billions of dollars spent … Continue reading

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America’s Bravest Supreme Court Justice — John Marshall Harlan

Although I didn’t rank John Marshall Harlan in my Top 10 Greatest Americans, I do consider him to be American’s Brave Supreme Court Justice ever. In 1896, seven men heard Homer Plessy’s story about being forbidden to ride in the “whites … Continue reading

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