Browsing All posts tagged under »New England«

Did de Tocqueville not spend enough time assessing the South?

January 2, 2014 by

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Getting back to the post from the other day… Not meaning to seem flip regarding de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, but one of the first things I did when researching his work, the other day, was to take a closer look at his travel intinerary. He spent nine months in the United States, and yet, […]

Reverse the Circumstances

April 24, 2011 by

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I’m not much into alternative history, because there may be an infinite number of forks in the road, but this is entertaining… and a take on things, from April 1861… (it appeared in the April 23, 1861 edition of the Staunton Spectator). Reverse the Circumstances. If there were any reason left amongst the people of […]

Occupations in the afterlife: 101

October 5, 2010 by

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So… “Eb”… did ya ever think you’d get a gig as a bookend in the afterlife? On top of that, did ya ever think you’d be a bookend for books about Confederate units? “Confederate”? Errr, probably not. But seriously, I love New England headstone art. I picked this up at, of all places (I just […]

Pilgrims, Plymouth, Jamestown and a seemingly odd connection with the Civil War

November 25, 2008 by

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O.K., this may seem wayyyy off topic, but it really isn’t. In one of the comments made in response to yesterday’s post, I made a remark that was based on something I saw in 2006 as an official release (General Order #5, to be exact) from the (then) top official of the S.C.V. The remark referred (I’m paraphrasing, but […]

Lost Cause Mythology… Rev War Mythology

November 24, 2008 by

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For the first time in months, I decided to finally turn on History and watch a couple of episodes of The Revolution this evening. After watching two hours worth, I started to realize a few things… or maybe re-realize a few things. First, there was discussion about the Paul Revere myth… not much, but enough […]

Back from two weeks in New England

August 17, 2008 by

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Just getting back from a two week run through New England (with lengthy stops in the Boston area, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and the area around Saratoga, NY). Had a great time… and a few chances here and there to think about the memory of the American Revolution in comparison to memory of the Civil […]