Get Your Andrew Johnson Dollar Coins!

For those of you who are coin collectors or who have a fascination with our seventeenth president, I’m here to tell you that today is the day that the Andrew Johnson $1 coin is available for purchase … in rolls of $25, and for a bit more than that, of course.

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Greatest Hits from Civil Warriors: Personal Politics and Professional Practice

(a different version of this post originally appeared on Civil Warriors on November 20, 2009)

You hear it all the time … at least I do.  Critics of this historian or that historian claim that the historian in question is pushing a personal political agenda.  Their professional work reflects that personal political agenda: if anything, their scholarship is nothing more than their politics refracted through a flawed prism of the past.

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