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