Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

Archive for October 2007

On Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution A thought provoking collection of essays on the complicated second American revolution that was the American Civil War and the startling reversals that took place during the counterrevolution not ten years later. McPherson’s essays are masterful.

For more…see the post Cogitating on Abraham Lincoln as “Revolutionary.”


Written by Rene Tyree

October 26, 2007 at 4:24 pm

To blog is to organize

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And so I’m learning that pulling together a blog allows me to organize materials and thoughts. This is especially true for all things “school.” Having a virtual place to organize my reading lists – whether required or “desired” is very nice. And why not open a bookstore while I’m at it featuring all of the books I’m reading. Done! with Amazon.com. Pretty easy.

Note to self. Must learn frames and CSS.

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October 26, 2007 at 5:13 am

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Study block

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A paper is due this weekend. Usually studious, and cognizant of the fact that I have a day job, I know I should read during every spare minute and write as I go. Instead, I’ve built this blog site. Enough said.

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October 24, 2007 at 2:58 am

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From le chateau du bois

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23 October 2007 11:25 P.M.

Cold, wet, lovely fall is finally here. In our globally warmed world, the trees have barely changed color. But we’re to have a frost tonight. Oh for a bowl of Larry’s chili!

To the books…I am as usual behind on my reading. “The Conferederacy as a Revolutionary Experience” by Emory M. Thomas. A paper due by Sunday.

Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience

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October 23, 2007 at 4:11 am

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