The citizens of Frederick, Maryland, had much to question and fear in the early weeks of April 1861. Seven states had seceded from the Union, while fiery debates raged in communities across the nation. … More Mid-Maryland Magnified: “Look up at that Flag, with its Thirty-four Stars!”
Word of the conflict raced northward, speeding along telegraph wires and door-to-door gossip. Within hours, it reached the stoops and spires of Frederick, Maryland, a city of roughly 8,000 residents. There, the citizens soon had their own thoughts to offer. … More Mid-Maryland Magnified: Fort Sumter & “War, War, War!”
As we celebrate poetry and language on Whan That Aprille Day, it’s worth returning to a work that provides so much to appreciate. The Canterbury Tales is one such work. … More Whan That Aprille Day ’17: Three Cheers for the Canterbury Tales!