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Interview: William B. Kurtz, Author of ‘Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America’

William Kurtz, author of 'Excommunicated from the Union' discusses the challenges Catholics faced in the Civil War era and long after, when they were often "regarded as disloyal and un-American."

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Interview: Mark Tooley, Author of ‘The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War’

Mark Tooley discusses the uncertainty of 1861 and major figures following Abraham Lincoln's election in his book, "The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War."

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Interview: F.W. Abel, author of ‘Deeds of a Colored Soldier during the Rebellion, Volume 1: From the Beginning to Chickamagua’

"I hope this will appeal to young adult readers, as it is about a teenager functioning not only in the adult world, but one engaged in a bitter war."

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Athena Film Festival Movie Review: ‘Rebel’

A woman fighting during the Civil War? What is the likelihood that she would have donned trousers and taken up arms to fight with the South or the North? Rebel, directed by Maria Agui Carter reveals how this could happen and in fact did relating the adventures of Loreta Velazquez based on her forgotten memoir, 'The Woman in Battle'.

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