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"I yield to no one in my admiration for heroism and ability, no matter which side of the line a man was born or fought on."
--- Shelby Foote
"... understanding the history of the Civil War is something that every American and every young American should be a part of"
--- President Barack Obama, ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos, April 9, 2010
"The past is never dead. It's not even the past."
--- William Faulkner
"If we truly want to be faithful stewards of the past, Americans need to recall what the war was about: slavery and the definition of human liberty. And the Civil War's true legacy is not about Big Government or today's political skirmishing --- it's about a nation's obligation to live up to the best part of itself. Slavery was an evil, and it had to be defeated."
--- Jon Meacham, Executive Editor of Random House, in "America's War Without End," Parade Magazine, April 10, 2011, p. 19.
"All wars are boyish and are fought by boys."
--- Herman Melville
How Americans feel about issues surrounding the Civil War
(Source: Pew Research Center poll of 1,507 adults, March 30-April3; margin of error +/- 3.5 percentage points)
1 Important historically, but little relevance today (39%) and Don't know (5%)
2 Appropriate (36%) and Don't know (15%)
3 Mainly about slavery (38%), Both equally (9%), Don't know (6%)
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