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Philip Leigh
During the Civil War Sesquicentennial from 2011 to 2015, Philip Leigh wrote 24 articles about the era for the New York Times. Since then he has written six books about the American Civil War and Reconstruction, including “Trading With the Enemy,” “Lee’s Lost Dispatch,” “The Confederacy at Flood Tide,” “U. S. Grant’s Failed Presidency,” and “Southern Reconstruction.” He holds a B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
by | Feb 19, 2020

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America by Fergus M….

by | Nov 16, 2019

Donald Trump is not the first president whom opponents tried to drive from office almost from the start of his…

by | Nov 5, 2019

The Constitution stipulates that impeachment is confined to a president’s high crime or misdemeanor, not his unpopularity. To date, the…

by | Oct 29, 2019

A decade after the 2008 taxpayer bailout, Americans remained skeptical of banks. According to a 2018 survey, one-third of the…

by | Oct 25, 2019

Ignored among current reparations discussions is the fact the South has already paid them — if not for slavery, then…

by | Oct 18, 2019

Trump critics increasingly compare him to Andrew Johnson, who, in 1868, was the first president to face impeachment. Like Trump,…

by | Oct 8, 2019

Two years after the Civil War ended in 1865, a Republican Congress gained a veto-proof majority in both chambers. They…

by | Aug 29, 2019

Texas novelist William Humphrey revealed how Confederate statues animate the Southern tradition: “If the Civil War is more alive to…

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