Tag Archives: 4th of July

Weekly Whitman: The 4th of July

All of us at ECW, and Walt Whitman, wish our readers a glorious 4th. “Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” Walt Whitman

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Happy Fourth of July—2020

Wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July! Here are a few articles from the archive to celebrate the holiday with some Civil War history:

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“Independence Forever”–except in Vicksburg

To commemorate 1826’s July Fourth celebrations in Quincy, Massachusetts—which marked the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence—the organizing committee approached the town’s elder statesman, John Adams. Adams, the single most important voice of the independence movement in the Second … Continue reading

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Name Change Alert!!

I know it is politically incorrect nowadays for a woman to take the name of the man she marries (or whatever!), but I am formally–OK–informally!–announcing that Robert Groeling and I got married on July 4 of this year. I will … Continue reading

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