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The Reaper Man and the Meeting at Philippi – a Civil War Era Church Battle Turns into a Confrontation over Slavery and Union

ECW welcomes back guest author Max Longley Cyrus McCormick was famous as the inventor of a mechanical reaper which made grain-harvesting ten times more efficient. After McCormick’s reaper became profitable, he moved to Chicago to better supervise his reaper business … Continue reading

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Commentary from the Bookshelves— Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in the Nineteenth Century by Carol Faulkner

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Mark Harnitchek Reading Carol Faulkner’s introduction to Lucretia Mott’s Heresy took me back to Mr. Carlson’s 8th grade American History class in 1967.  Before I begin my reflection on Lucretia Mott’s Heresy, a … Continue reading

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“Hope that…I may be the last victim of the slave power:” George Gordon, an Abolitionist Prosecuted and Pardoned by Lincoln

ECW welcomes back guest author Max Longley “Who’s there?” “A friend in the dark.” These were the jealously-guarded passwords by which those fleeing slavery exchanged recognitions with Underground Railroad operators in Morrow County, Ohio.[1] The President of Morrow County’s racially-integrated … Continue reading

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