William Green details the fight to achieve black suffrage in the state, the rise of Jim Crow laws and the impact of segregation on education. He also follows notable black intellectuals and entrepreneurs.
A Long Island principal called the Confederate flag a ‘symbol of hate’ as he expelled two students who brought the flag to school. But views about the rebel flag are not so categorical in the South.
The participants aren’t just “playing soldier,’’ as critics often say. As one of my comrades explained at Gettysburg 10 years ago, he re-enacts “because I want to honor my fallen.’’
The Fourth Regiment of Minnesota Infantry witnessed much of the action in the Civil War’s Western Theater.
One of the most pleasant drives around, it was built in the earliest days of the automobile, just when that mode of transit was beginning to transform the city.
“One Drop in a Sea of Blue: The Liberators of the Ninth Minnesota” is richly described, and includes maps, photos and numerous eyewitness accounts.