Saturday, July 4, 2009
WHY DID THEY COME III
I play this part of the movie "Gods and Generals" to depict to the students the horror of the Civil War. Brothers fought brothers and new Americans were forced to fight their countrymen. What a horrible dilemmma.
I find it intensely interesting, as a history guy, that it seems the old hatreds of Europe merely transplanted themselves to America. The Irish still hold Cromwell in contempt for his treatment of them once he took power after the English Civil War in 1649. Two hundred plus years later that played out on a battlefield in the New World.