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2248RE: [TalkAntietam] McClellan has the 'fasts'

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  • Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
    Jul 12, 2005
      OK. Thanks.

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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of Thomas Clemens
      Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:35 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] McClellan has the 'fasts'

      I read the book too, and thought the mention of the K-N Act was
      tangental to the theme. Rafuse was discussing McClellan's shift from a
      tradtional Whig to a Douglas Democrat, and IIRC, Jim wanted a discussion
      of the inconsistency of that shift due to Douglas' sponsoring of the K-N
      Act. Rafuse does talk about it later, in the context of Lincoln, but it
      cannot be fairly said that Rafuse ignores or leaves it out. It just was
      not as emphasized as Jim thought it should be. Fair criticism, but not
      an indictment of the author.

      Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      Professor of History
      Hagerstown Community College

      >>> jbeckner@... 07/12/05 10:53 AM >>>
      OK....are they dealt with in any detail? One of Jim's criticisms (he
      READ the book, you know) was that Rafuse didn't raise some questions on
      some topics that probably should have been raised.

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