Crossroads of Freedom

Crossroads of Freedom

Antietam

Book - 2002
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Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780195135213
0195135210
Branch Call Number: 973.73 M241C
Characteristics: xvi, 203 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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" ' Wreckage left by Stonewall Jackson's troops after they appropriated and destroyed Union supplies at Manassas Junction, Virginia, on August 27, 1862.' " ' Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg four days after the battle.' " " 'Harper's Ferry.'" Pretty thorough and complete concerning photos of the Confederate dead, a couple of days after the battle ( that the Union won). Was unable to find fotos of Union dead. Before this battle, Johnny Reb was quite confident, things were shaping up quite nicely overseas, they were seeking assistance from Britain and France. After the costly defeat for the South, Lincoln wrote his Emancipation Proclamation, and although it did not achieve universal approbation, at first; eventually, it was accepted, and became the ostensible law of the land. And, Britain and France and Russia cooled on the idea of offering assistance to the Confederate side. Be not it thought that the course of the war from herein was a steady slow slide into defeat for the Southerners: they were actually to make a comeback, only to fall back again, unable to cope with the North's superiority in materiel and manpower. To hear liberals of today tell it, God was on the side of the blue-clads. And it was pre-ordained that the forces of abolition, righteous as they were, should eventually prevail. But this is propaganda, manifesting in the venue of history: Not all northerners were committed to the cause of abolition of slavery; this only gradually became identified with the Union side. Similarly, remembering not as far back as the Civil War, during World War 2, the Japanese were considered to be evil, almost as different from Americans as space-aliens. Who thinks this way now? // When was the last time YOU had a Japanese family over for dinner, or vice-versa? Don't let the liberal-despots-of-the-mind rewrite your present-day reality for you, nor the history of what actually went down. The only way we can maintain our freedom is to resist SynchThink, wherever and whenever we must/can. Perhaps freedom can actually flourish, if we try.

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