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“We must not be enemies”

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in which he expressed sympathy for the south. A female listener asked how he could not see that the southerners were irreconcilable enemies who must be annihilated. Lincoln observed, for her and for all of us today, that the best way to defeat an enemy is to turn him into….Read more

Horrific Triangle Fire Deaths Spark Labor Reforms

More than 145 female garment workers died in the 1911 Triangle Fire in New York City, a notorious conflagration that brought to light  the precarious working conditions of sweatshops.  Masses of people, many immigrants, worked long hours in 19th century sweatshops. On March 26, 1911, the consequences burned into the national soul and remain with America to this day.  ….Read more

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