Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fifty Shades of Blue: Sex and the Single Soldier

While it should be obvious–since everyone living today who can trace an ancestor to the Civil War is in existence–the fact is that great-great grandpa and grandma had sex; in fact, judging from the size of nineteenth century families, they … Continue reading

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Mary and the Mediums: Fact or Fallacy?

Ever since Lincoln’s death, there have been those who have tried to re-cast Abraham Lincoln in their image, especially when it cam to his spiritual beliefs. No soon was the President’s body cold than fundamentalist Protestant bible-thumpers were busy at … Continue reading

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