Ken Burns

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
dead Union soldiers at Gettysburg

We Don’t Need Another CIVIL WAR!

I’ve been watching documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ classic series The Civil War , and I’m loving it! Since coming to the South, my interest in the horrific fight between Americans has increased dramatically. I’ve also read Bill O’Reilly’s / Martin Dugard’s book Killing Lincoln, which I also enjoyed immensely. Watching The Civil War, I heard Frederick Douglass quoted many times, which piqued my interest too,… Read the rest