How do you bring history to the masses who hunger for knowledge, and perhaps a sandwich, too? One denizen of my fair city has a solution: write up deli menus with Civil War-related historical facts. I found the following while brunching on bagel and coffee at my local lunch counter.
Everything you need to know about the Election of 1860:
…or lyceums (better than the scanty Wikipedia entry!)?:
And it’s not too soon to order flowers and remember the cultural work of Reconstruction and Redemption:
Historiography while you digest. I like it.
Image cite: im_alex, “Special BLT,” Flickr, CC License
Spoiled Found History
I won’t even try to parse all this, but suffice to say, conservatives of all types are having a banner bad history month, my friends.
I didn’t, particularly — but perhaps my objection is just aesthetic. While I don’t think he’s incorrect about the basic facts, the expression of his interpretation launches him rhetorically into the bloggy equivalent of cable news, complete with spittle on the camera lens.
I think snark rather than snarl serves the purpose better, but what do I know? I’m just one of the fools who doesn’t see the need to stockpile ammunition because of a health care law.
Image cite: Kyle Kesselring, “Teller having a bad day,” Flickr, CC License