Catastrophe (part five)

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (part five)                             II.   Before the Volcano (On the way to Saint-Pierre, at sunset)     The land! It is always there at the end of a voyage, an impatience, a quivering, when we […]

Condition of the South at the Close of the War (conclusion)

Posted by ractrose on 11 Dec 2021 in Nonfiction

          We continue with General James Harrison Wilson‘s accounting to the U.S. government, at the close of the Civil War, of the difficulties in bringing the south to reconciliation, both with its nation, and its newly expanded free population. (Blacks were given citizenship under the 14th amendment, ratified 1868.) Again, the […]