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Food abundance driving conflict in Africa, not food scarcity

In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity, according to a new study. The study refutes the notion that climate change will increase the frequency of civil war in Africa as a result of food scarcity triggered by rising temperatures and drought.

“Monumental Narratives” Symposium at Wellesley, 10 Mar.

On Saturday, 10 March, Wellesley College will host this year’s Wellesley-Deerfield symposium, “Monumental Narratives: Revisiting New England’s Public Memorials.” The event description says:As southern Civil War memorials have become a flashpoint for politics and protest, New England's public monuments are also due for critical examination. Show More Summary

Gettysburg rocks tell battlefield tales

Since the late 19th century, Civil War battlefield landscapes have changed. Some have been plowed under and developed, while elsewhere, woods have been cut down or become overgrown. But the rocks that dotted those battlefields from Gettysburg to Mississippi largely still stand. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone presidential candidates on education, civil war, and Koroma's administration

As the campaigning period winds down before elections on 7 March, candidates are promoting their policies on economy, education, health, and women’s rights. The 16 presidential hopefuls are touring around the country in an effort to win the top job in Sierra Leone. Show More Summary

In a new crop of television dramas, Syria confronts its civil war

The Syrian soldier sprinted past the pulverized buildings, swerving at a rubble-strewn roundabout before coming to a stop at the entrance of an abandoned shop. He saluted the officers huddled inside, struggling to catch his breath to speak. “Sir, I need to —” he stammered. A voice from the side...

Experience an iconic Civil War history weekend in North Carolina

Plan a trip for a special September weekend commemoration in Johnston County, NC, where small towns played a big role in the Civil War’s end.

Britain’s red carpet for the Saudi ruler is shameless | Emily Thornberry

Concerns about arms sales are being put above the suffering of civilians in Yemen’s civil war They call diphtheria the “strangling disease”. Parents have to watch helplessly as it slowly clogs the throat and chokes the life out of their children. Show More Summary

Democratic Establishment Split By Progressive Insurgents

Click here for reuse options! As the primary season begins, the left wing of the party has the momentum. The ideological struggle taking place within the Democratic Party is not quite a "civil war," but it is an ideological and practical...Show More Summary

South Sudan close to famine, facing “toughest year”

By Denis Dumo South Sudan is close to another famine, aid officials said on Monday, after more than four years of civil war and failed ceasefires in the world’s youngest nation. Almost two-thirds of the population will need food aidShow More Summary

He championed the poor and was killed by a death squad in El Salvador. Decades later, Archbishop Oscar Romero will be made a saint

Pope Francis has cleared the way to sainthood for Archbishop Oscar Romero, a beloved advocate for the poor and a fierce critic of El Salvador’s civil war who was slain in 1980 by a right-wing death squad. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis considers Romero a model for the Roman Catholic Church...

Jeff Sessions Sues California For Not Helping ICE Round Up Your Mom

It's just like the Civil War, only California killed Lincoln. (Jeff Sessions is bad at history.)

The Battle of Port Royal

by Michael D. CokerFrom the publisher:November 1861. The South was winning the Civil War. Fort Sumter had fallen to the Confederates. The Federal army was routed at Manassas. The blockade of Southern ports was a farce; commerce and weapons flowed almost as freely as before the war. Show More Summary

History of the 19th Army Corps of the Union Army During the American Civil War

Richard B. Irwin From the publisher:The Nineteenth Army Corps of the Union Army was comprised of the Federal troops allocated to the Department of the Gulf. It commenced active operations in 1863 first engaging the enemy at Fort Bisland and Irish Bend in Louisiana followed by the investment of Port Hudson. Show More Summary

The Mexican War Diary and Correspondence of George B. McClellan

by Thomas W. CutrerFrom the publisher:In his standard reference work on the Civil War, Generals in Blue, Ezra Warner declared George B. McClellan (1826-1885) "one of the most controversial figures in American military history." In this revealing book, Thomas W. Show More Summary

Tennessee's Civil War Battlefields: A Guide to Their History and Preservation

by Randy BishopFrom the publisher:The battles depicted in this comprehensive book had in impact on the outcome of the Civil War. Through firsthand documents, maps, and more than 150 photographs, the historical significance of each site is emphasized. Details on the level of preservation of each battlefield, including Shiloh and Chattanooga, are included.

"For We Shall Meet Again..." Letters and Diaries of the Civil War

From the publisher:This is a collection of correspondence and diary entries of the Civil War, written by soldiers, sweethearts, wives, brothers, and friends who may never have seen each other after they were written.It is impossible to find a more reliable source of information on any historical period other than first-hand accounts. Show More Summary

The Confederacy's Secret Weapon: The Civil War Illustrations of Frank Vizetelly

by Douglas W. BostickFrom the publisher:Sent to the United States as a war correspondent for the Illustrated London News, Frank Vizetelly quickly found himself in hot water with the Federal secretary of war when his depictions of Bull Run hit the papers. Show More Summary

Silent Runs the Creek: Two Bare-faced boys March to Sharpsburg at Antietam Creek to Face the Bloodiest Day's Battle in the Civil War (novel)

by Frank Garey and John PajotFrom the publisher:In this novel, two young Confederate soldiers become friends as they march and fight their way through deadly battles to face that fateful day at Sharpsburg on Antietam Creek. Lang, a well-to-do...Show More Summary

Missouri's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Silvana R. SiddaliFrom the publisher:Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Show More Summary

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