Catoosa County Residents Meet About Secession

I came across this interesting article while looking into the history of slavery in Catoosa County. The passage, printed by the “Rome Weekly Courier” on December 21, 1860, lists the resolutions adopted by the county in response to the Georgia Secession Convention. I find it interesting that this small Appalachian county recognized the key issue that tore theContinue reading “Catoosa County Residents Meet About Secession”

Weider History Group and Secession: The Proper Way to Handle A Mistake

My search continues (off and on of course, I’m working on a thesis) to find a solid explanation as to why anyone should call the American Revolution an act of secession.  In this search, I decided the most direct approach was to find a credible website that argues that the colonies seceded from Great Britain,Continue reading “Weider History Group and Secession: The Proper Way to Handle A Mistake”

Monticello and Secession

UPDATE: After much request, I’ve posted the name of the person that responded.  UPDATE: Comments off topic will no longer be approved. Let’s confine the conversation to talking about this particular situation, and not a flame war over whether or not the South has a Constitutional Right to secede, or what the Civil War was over. Continue reading “Monticello and Secession”

A Short Lesson in Historical Research

This post has been a long time coming. Settling into a new schedule both in my teaching position and my duties as a student can be quite exhausting, but I’m starting to get into the swing of things. Recently, I started a little segment entitled, “Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War.” Those postsContinue reading “A Short Lesson in Historical Research”

Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 3

This gem comes right out of the comments section of part 2. I’m sure Al Mackey will get a kick out of this one, given the hours of research that went into his Fort Sumter series. Austin says: The Confederate States rightfully and properly assumed ownership of Confederate property. In instances where that ownership was lawlesslyContinue reading “Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 3”

Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 2

Well, I must say it was easy to find part two of this series. It literally found me. In the comments section of the last post, Mr/s. Caldwell says: Kinda funny to think that a nation in which slavery was perfectly legal, like the U.S.A, would fight a war to eradicate slavery in a nationContinue reading “Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 2”