- Hi, I just thought i'd take a few lines to introduce myself. I am a British historian who teaches high school history which is predominantly Europian. Other than British colonisation of "The Americas" and US involvement in World War 2 we do not touch American history. However American history has been a passion of mine. Recently I became engaged to an American and will be moving to Illinois as a result I am now studying American History in order to qualify to teach in American High Schools. My particular interest is in general life, for example I am more facinated by how troops lived and how people coped on the home front than say the stategies of the generals . The Civil War, in my opinion, is the most imprtant event in American history even more profound than the war of indipendance. For it forged the US as not just a Union but for the first time as a wholly united nation. I look forward to reading the discussions and occassionally throwing in my ten cents worth.Tairis
- Touching tale. Any American Legion or VFW post would be happy to take the flag and burn it properly.You might suggest to the unrepentant yankee, that she might use "daft sod" occasionally.