civil war

Why Frederick Douglass is Still Relevant Today

I did not intend to write a trilogy here. I just wanted to understand the Civil War. It started when I moved to the South. I wanted to understand why so many Americans would kill each other. And by extension, why so many Americans continue to hate each other. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. I’ve mentioned… Read the rest

The Slavery–Abortion Connection

It started with my desire to learn about the Civil War. I wasn’t looking for history, I just wanted to know what would drive Americans to slaughter each other in such vast numbers (an estimated 640,000 to 700,000). I’ve written here about diving into Ken Burns’ Civil War series, and I lamented the utter waste of seeing another one on… Read the rest