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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 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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