Category Archives: Civil War History

Dressing for 1861 – Wearing a Corset


When I was preparing for my full-costume author visit to Manassas in honor of the sesquicentennial last year, I wanted to be as authentic as possible.  I have described in a previous post how the hoop crinoline was actually surprisingly … Continue reading

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Southern Views of What Really Started the Civil War, Part I


Introduction – Moving from North to South For my past three posts, I have been discussing Northern views  of potential causes of the war and and have covered how impacts of Cultural & Economic Pressures, the rise of the Abolitionist … Continue reading

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Northern Views of What Really Started the Civil War, Part III


Most often Cited Causes of the War Economic and Cultural Differences Federal vs. States Rights-Secession Growth of the Abolition Movement Growth of the Abolition Movement Fugitive Slave Act and Law Uncle Tom’s Cabin Underground Railroad Abolitionists It is important to … Continue reading

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Northern Views of What Really Started the Civil War, Part II


Most often Cited Causes of the War Economic and Cultural Differences Federal vs. States Rights–Secession Growth of the Abolition Movement Federal vs. States Rights – Secession Preserving the Union Federal Rights State Rights Secession was based on the idea of … Continue reading

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Northern Views of What Really Started the Civil War, Part I


Before you read this blog, see what you think the strongest answer is.  After you finish this first series of blog posts on the Northern Views, you’ll have a chance to try again! Most often Cited Causes of the War … Continue reading

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