“Do not go gentle into that good night … Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Congratulations today to all who, like Arlo and Janis, still have much life to live.
Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln,” although a novel, is loyal to history. Also, if you enter “Abraham Lincoln’s view of blacks” into any search engine, you will find many scholarly works. Using “African-Americans” in place of “blacks” will also work.
I knew about the balloons but not the telegraph. Thanks for the information!
All true. Also, he didn’t issue the Proclamation until Jan. 1, 1863, and it did not apply to the enslaved who were kept in the border states, such as Kentucky. By the way, are you aware of his opinions about African-Americans? Advanced for his time. Not for ours.
That is what I’ve read, too. It was said that his height and his lanky frame fooled many persons into thinking he was a little on the weak side. Wrong. Very wrong.
I’ve read several books about Mr. Davis, but I just now found out that he was born in Fairview, Kentucky, not all that far from Lincoln’s birthplace. By the way, I’ve always liked the inscription on the Davis memorial on the Street of Monuments.
I knew all but Josh Speed, and that ticks me off. I’m positive that I read about him before, but the memory of it is gone.
This is also an informative piece about Grant: https://www.damninteresting.com/the-reconstruction-of-ulysses-s-grant/
Good! You got the gag!
Wow. You really need a humor transplant, along with several stiff drinks. Unless, of course, you’re just trolling.