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GUEST APPEARANCE: Robert E. Lee and us: Robert May of Purdue gives us a sensible roadmap for statue replacing

Charlottesville, Virginia is roiling over the city council’s planned removal from a local park of a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, seated upon his horse Traveller, with its replacement by a memorial to enslaved people. The controversy reignites contested
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A Cabinet Of Curiosities from the Civil War In Indiana

A review by Kathleen Angelone, owner of Bookmama’s Bookstore in Indianapolis which first appeared in the city in Weekly View and Southside Voice in July and August. Bet you thought you knew all about Indiana’s involvement in the Civil War. 
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James Alexander Thom meets summer readers at White River State Park

I have been involved in leading a workshop for the Summer Reading Program for the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, representing the Indiana Writers’ Center. Jim Thom is regarded as one of America’s best historical novelists and is a New
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The Home Front in the Civil War—now how about World War I. Heroes there?

The took up their knitting needles! To aid the war effort in 1917 many people in small towns in America brought out their knitting needles. Hawthorne will be releasing in early fall a Bi-centennial Project for Vincennes Indiana. This book
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