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  1. Andersonh1

    "Searching for Black Confederates" and Many Other University of North Carolina Press Books Now Free As Downloads During Corona Crisis

    Very nice. My only complaint is having to download one chapter at a time, but I can't complain about the price.
  2. Andersonh1

    Coronavirus: Track the virus' spread with this world map tool

    "Plagues"? Seriously? How many people are actually dying of this virus, and how does that compare with other regular seasonal ailments? https://www.foxnews.com/media/coronavirus-fears-overhyped-outbreak-perspective "One of the reasons why there is obviously so much fear and anxiety is because...
  3. Andersonh1

    Coronavirus: Track the virus' spread with this world map tool

    I don't think it's a deep state plot. The virus is real enough, I just think it's being treated more as a politically useful event than a genuine health issue, and I do think it's being overblown. I could always turn out to be wrong, of course.
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    Coronavirus: Track the virus' spread with this world map tool

    We live in a day and age when even a disease is political, and useful to attack Trump, as your comment illustrates. And I suspect that's why the news are hyping it as much as they are. I repeat, I will not be surprised at all if this turns out to be far less of a problem than we're currently...
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    Coronavirus: Track the virus' spread with this world map tool

    After all the hype, what will be amusing is if this virus outbreak ends up being fairly minor. It's got a long way to go before it even kills as many as flu has.
  6. Andersonh1

    GOP appointees considered disloyal to Trump won’t be spared as president’s new hatchet-man begins pu

    The President was put into place by the American people. He is the representative of their authority in the Executive branch, not some interloper that those in his branch of the government can just ignore if they disagree with him.
  7. Andersonh1

    GOP appointees considered disloyal to Trump won’t be spared as president’s new hatchet-man begins pu

    Indeed. I'm trying to think of any job I've had where I could constantly undermine the boss and expect to keep that job. It just doesn't work that way.
  8. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    How? Connect the dots here. I could just easily suggest, with as much evidence as you've provided, that a "racist white supremacist violent society" suggests a correlation between toothbrushes and lynching. Spell it out for us. And did grave markers on Confederate graves push the same message as...
  9. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    George Washington was a traitor to his king and lawful government. I'd be in good company. "So-called" higher loyalties? You'd choose the United States over your wife, children or your home? Interesting.
  10. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Getting back on topic.... Address and Poem DELIVERED AT THE UNVEILING OF THE MONUMENT ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE CONFEDERATE DEAD OF WARREN COUNTY, N. C., AUGUST 27, 1903 Raleigh, NC Edwards and Broughton Printing Co. 1906 Address of Hon. Walter A. Montgomery, in which he remembers the...
  11. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    They were not traitors, and did not fight for slavery. In addition, as I've noted elsewhere, there are higher loyalties than country. Home and family come first, and if it came down to defending my home and family from an invading US army, I would hope I'd have made the same choice my ancestors did.
  12. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Correlation does not equal causation. https://www.fastcompany.com/3030529/hilarious-graphs-prove-that-correlation-isnt-causation
  13. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Same here, and in fact all of them that I've found so far joined later in the war and for different reasons, so far as I can tell. - one was conscripted, tried to go AWOL at a certain point, was brought back and ended the war as a POW - one joined a month before he turned 18, so probably a young...
  14. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Freedom of speech allows for things that some find offensive to go up in the public square. States and communities sent men off to die, States and communities memorialized them in the public square, as the article from the Aiken Standard reminds us. It's entirely appropriate.
  15. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Empathy is needed here, I continue to say. Even racists can mourn their dead. The victorious racists in the North put up their monuments at the same time that the racists in the South put up their monuments. I doubt very much that racism played into either section's desire to honor the fallen...
  16. Andersonh1

    Notable or interesting ancestors

    The only one I can think of off the top of my head who is a relative, not an ancestor, is Clara Barton. She's a very distant relative, because my ancestry is from a different line of the Barton family tree than Clara, presumably going back to some common ancestor, so call her a very, very...
  17. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Address of Hon. B. F. Jonas at the laying of the corner stone of the monument to the memory of the Confederate Dead at Baton Rouge February 22d, 1886 Hopkins Printing Office, 22 Commercial Place, New Orleans 1886 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t89g63j66&view=1up&seq=3...
  18. Andersonh1

    To erect a suitable Monument to their memory

    Speech of HON. WALTER MURPHY Memorial TO THE North Carolina Confederate Dead ON THE FIELD OF GETTYSBURG, JULY THE THIRD NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE https://archive.org/details/speechofhonwalte00murp/mode/2up Walter Murphy (see bio here: https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/murphy-walter-pete...
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