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Phantom Limb Pain

I read the article “The Civil War Doctor Who Proved Phantom Limb Pain Was Real” by Alicia Puglionesi. It was really interesting to me, because my major and career is in healthcare. Apparently, it was safer to just perform limb amputations, so there were a lot of veterans with amputated limbs (the article says three … Continue reading Phantom Limb Pain Continue reading

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Cartwright Reading

I have to rant about this a little bit, mostly because I am going into the (and currently am in) the healthcare field. The reading, for those who did it, details illnesses that are unique to negros, which includes the want/need to run away. I think this is ridiculous, and it just goes to show … Continue reading Cartwright Reading Continue reading

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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

This is going to be extremely opinionated, so please beware. Never have I ever been so irritated that I had to put a book down and stop reading. The amount of loathing that I have for the state of Georgia is unreal. I would say that I can’t believe that the human race could conceive … Continue reading The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears Continue reading

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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

This is going to be extremely opinionated, so please beware. Never have I ever been so irritated that I had to put a book down and stop reading. The amount of loathing that I have for the state of Georgia is unreal. I would say that I can’t believe that the human race could conceive … Continue reading The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Day

Several states have adopted ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ in place of Columbus Day in an attempt to celebrate Native American contributions over the violent atrocities of Columbus, according to the article I read. I think this is a great idea, as far as school needing to teach more about Native American peoples, but I don’t think … Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day Continue reading

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Confederate Statues Continued

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the tearing down of confederate statues. While my ideas on the issues have changed a bit, what is happening now I find completely unacceptable and disrespectful. Apparently, activists are now raiding cemeteries and defacing statues on graves of confederate soldiers. I find this appalling, disrespectful to the families … Continue reading Confederate Statues Continued Continue reading

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Colonists and Food

I was really excited to find this article: “Want To Eat Like A Colonist? Ask This Virginia Chef”. I am a huge foodie, so it was awesome to find out what kinds of things colonists ate. Apparently bread and stew were the primary staples of a colonist’s diet. More interesting than what the colonists ate, though, … Continue reading Colonists and Food Continue reading

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Django

A recurring theme that I see in media about slavery (and rightfully so), is the separation of family and loved ones. Having read Frederick Douglass’s narrative, it was interesting to compare to the movie Django. Douglass mentions that slave families were separated basically at birth, probably to avoid attachments, but also tells how his mother … Continue reading Django Continue reading

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Confederate Statues

Until recently, I didn’t realize there was a motion to remove confederate statues at all. According to an article on usnews.com, protesters and local governments have been tearing them down. I feel that this is an over-reaction, or over-sensitivity, as I don’t believe in tearing down historical monuments of any kind without some kind of … Continue reading Confederate Statues Continue reading

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Jamestown

One of the most fascinating things I’ve ever studied in any history class throughout my time in a classroom has been the Jamestown colony. My interest is most likely attributable to the time I spent in the Virginia school system, and the depth of material covered there. I believe that the Jamestown colony and colonization … Continue reading Jamestown Continue reading

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