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Christmas Mourning, Confederate Widows, and the Aftermath of the Civil War by Angela Esco Elder

“I have now spent ten difficult holidays without my late husband…so, why am I still surprised a decade later, when my mostly healed heart, breaks back open during the holidays like clockwork? Just what is it about the holidays that… Continue Reading Christmas Mourning, Confederate Widows, and the Aftermath of the Civil War by Angela Esco Elder

Did Disenfranchisement Give the South an Electoral Advantage? by Patrick Rael

There has been much recent discussion of the three-fifths clause of the Constitution, which boosted slaveholding states’ representation in the Electoral College by including for apportionment a population that received no benefits from government. Scholars have debated how this influenced… Continue Reading Did Disenfranchisement Give the South an Electoral Advantage? by Patrick Rael