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Ken Burns Presents The First Black Friday

3 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker, became famous for his captivating miniseries The Civil War. Through brilliant storytelling, he shared not only the facts, but the experience of that trauma with his audience. In this parody on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Burns recounts a day--this day--that we Americans call Black Friday. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT — and Feminist — Heroes

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A photo exhibit celebrates those who crossed gender lines to serve in the Civil War. read more

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 11/28

In the interest of full disclosure as we enter the Holiday Season, all book links on this site are to my Amazon affiliate account. I get a small cut in the form of a book credit from each purchase. Happy shopping. Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, 2014). John Demos, The Heathen […]

How the Civil War Created Thanksgiving

[W]hat had been a New England seasonal holiday became more of a "national" celebration only during the Civil War, with Lincoln's proclamation calling for "a day of thanksgiving" in 1863. His Oct. 3, 1863, proclamation read: "In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity... Show More Summary

Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers Betting Odds, Pick, Trends

Oregon has ruled in the recent Civil War rivalry with Oregon State, winning the last six meetings straight up, going 3-2-1 against the spread. The 10-1 Ducks are also two victories away from making the College Football Playoff. However,...Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

During the Civil War, both presidents, Lincoln and Jeff Davis, issued Thanksgiving Day proclamations and celebration of the holiday as we know it grew as a result. We all know about the famed Pilgrims who feasted with the local Indians in 1621, but after that the holiday was only observed once in a while. Show More Summary

I Love The Smell of Georgia Burning in the Morning

Here’s something not to be thankful for in American history: treason in defense of slavery. Rebecca Onion has a review of what looks to be a very interesting new book on the sensory impact of the Civil War, exploring how the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the war were experienced by people. Hancock, intent […]

Oregon vs. Oregon State: 2014 Civil War TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates and Time

The 2014 Civil War between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis Saturday does not look like much on paper. Then again, neither did the same showdown with a similar outlook one year ago. There, the Beavers lost by just...Show More Summary

Yanis Varoufakis: Was Maastricht Another Versailles for the German Nation? A Reply to Klaus Kastner

Lambert here: This post gives some insight into how hard the hardball that led to the Euro really was. Makes “the mess in Washington” look like pattycake (though not, admittedly, the run-up to the Civil War). By Yanis Varoufakis, a professor of economics at the University of Athens. Cross posted from his website. Klaus Kastner […]

Fort Proctor in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Looking like the remains of some lost kingdom, the castle-like Fort Proctor in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana rises up out of the shallow waters of Lake Borgne, actually dating back only to the Civil War. But rather than being a base that was abandoned after being routed, this stronghold was never even used. Show More Summary

Superhero Bits: Rocket and Groot, Supergirl, The Flash, Daredevil, Batman v Superman, Civil War

Who wants to direct a Rocket and Groot movie? Were those two characters in The New Yorker? Which Serenity actress is now on The Flash? Will Supergirl cross over with Arrow? What’s happening on the set of Batman v Superman? Does Gwyneth...Show More Summary

Is Pepper Potts In Captain America 3? Here's What Gwyneth Paltrow Had To Say

The Iron Man film series may be over (for now), but Marvel still has big plans for Tony Stark. Robert Downey Jr. will be clashing with Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War, then fighting alongside his fellow Avengers in the Avengers: Infinity War films. Show More Summary

Gwyneth Paltrow Hopes To Be In 'Captain America: Civil War'

Marvel’s massive Phase Three will officially start in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War and aside from the titular hero, it’ll also feature Marvel’s most iconic character, Iron Man in what it seems it’s going to be a battle of epic proportions. Show More Summary

'Captain America Civil War' News, Update: Frank Grillo's Crossbones Confirmed to Return

For Captain America movie fans, they might have already known that the next sequel "Captain America: Civil War" will tackle on the conflict between two big Marvel heroes, Iron Man and Captain America, as they both make their stand in the Superhero Registration Act set by the government.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Dane Elliott Lewis, Civil War Reinactor

Lewis grew up as one of just a handful of African-Americans in a small town along the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. He really began to feel his distinct other-ness as a teen, so for college he chose the opposite route and headed for Morehouse, a historically black all-male school in Atlanta. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT — and Feminist — Heroes

A photo exhibit celebrates those who crossed gender lines to serve in the Civil War. read more

Hoaxes and/or Lies by the Oligarchs (Plutocrats)

Here are just a few crucial ones---1. The Income TaxDisregarding earlier, temporary income taxes in the 1860s (to fund the Civil War), the Big Kahuna was the Revenue Act of 1913. It passed into Law shortly after the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted. Show More Summary

Hayley Williams & Joy Williams Of The Civil Wars Hate To See Your Heart Break But Do It Anyway With This Beautiful Duet!

Dear Hayley Williams and Joy Williams: if you REALLY Hate To See (Y)Our Heart Break then you two wouldn't have created this beautiful duet! For real though! This song is gorgeous! [ Related: Paramore Rocks The iHeartRadio Music Festival In Vegas! ] The Paramore front woman and the former Civil Wars member teamed up for the duet (song [...]

Genetically modified food: The sum of all China's fears

Among the worries that keep Chinese leaders awake at night surely is food security. Li Keqiang's first priority upon taking the premiership in 2013 was agricultural modernisation. Civil rebellions and wars throughout China's history were fueled by the Malthusian need to keep people fed. Show More Summary

New Caledonia: Australia must show assertive impartiality

Thirty years ago to the week, New Caledonia was torn apart by violent protests. The pro-independence FLNKS boycotted an election and town halls were burned throughout the country. It provoked a four-year long civil war euphemistically known as 'the events'. At first, Australia supported the Kanak independence movement diplomatically. Show More Summary

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