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The Barnes Review, November/December 2016: Viking America
Volume XXII, Number 6
Table of Contents
By Philip Rife. Regular readers of TBR are well aware that the Vikings surely sailed in Hudson Bay and explored eastern North America, penetrating as far as what we now call Minnesota and the Dakotas, and as far South as New England. (See the May/June 2012 and May/June 2015 TBR editions.) But wait—did they also navigate along the West Coast of North America?
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE EGYPT: WHEN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ALMOST SECEDED
By Clint Lacy. The idea that some Northern states—or at least parts of them—might have seceded and joined the Confederate cause during the War for Southern Independence is not at all farfetched. Many citizens of southern Illinois, for example, had come from Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia and still had kinfolk there. The governor, fearing rebellion, sent troops to Cairo for fear southern Illinois might just want to secede.
THE DEATH HIKE: BAD LUCK OR INCOMPETENCE?
By Ronald L. Ray. What had seemed like a walk in the park went horribly awry for a group of some 27 teenage boys and their 27-year-old master Kenneth Keast. The party from England set off in beautiful weather—against the advice of locals on what was supposed to be a 10-day Easter season hike through the mountains of the Black Forest in Hitler’s Germany. What could go wrong? Nearly everything, it turns out.
A DAY OF THE DEAD NEWSREEL: A 24-HOUR SLICE OF WWII
By Marc Roland. More can happen in the span of 24 hours than you might think. Here is a paper-thin slice of history—what transpired in just one day, November 3, 1944—72 years ago, presented as it might have been viewed in a newsreel of the era.
THE FRUITS OF COLONIALISM: THE TRAGIC CASE OF ALGERIA
By John Tiffany. A popular notion is that man has made steady progress in morality as well as technology, so that we and other enlightened moderns live in kinder, gentler times than those barbarians of the medieval era. The actual record of atrocities and war crimes indicates this is not reality but a rosy-glasses pipedream.
BACK TO MINIDOKA: JAPANESE-AMERICANS ENDURE INTERNMENT
By Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst. A black page in our nation’s history occurred when our government rounded up thousands of Americans—Japanese, German, Italian and more—confiscated their homes and businesses, and tossed them into concentration camps. Here we take a tour of one of these camps and find that the Japanese inmates there made major contributions to the local community during their confinement.
CRUSHING THE REVISIONIST HERESY
By Michele Renouf. If you think things are bad in America, just consider Europe. In many Euro-lands, you can’t say boo about the supposed sufferings of the Jews in World War II. But not only can they jail you for the crime of speaking your mind or asking inconvenient questions—when you have your trial they can jail your lawyer, if he or she does too good a job of defending you. Here are the comments of Lady Michele Renouf.
THE SOVIET ANTI-SEMITISM HOAX: STALIN AND THE CHURCH: PART 2
By Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson. Stalin was a criminal, certainly one of the worst in history. His regime murdered millions of Russian and other Soviet citizens. Yet many experts—even some good Revisionists say he was some kind of Russian patriot (from Georgia) and was rabidly anti-Semitic. He was neither, as Dr. Johnson explains.
FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:
From the Editor • Editorial • Company G in the Civil War • Twisted Civil War History • Baptists cave on Rebel flag • Frank Foundation confesses • Farewell Andy; hello Araminta • History You May Have Missed • The Hindus and the Kelts • 2016 TBR Article Index • Remembering Ernst Nolte • Letters to the Editor