Author Archives: Nate

About Nate

I'm a writer and speaker living in Edwardsville, Illinois. In addition to my blog, you can find my work at Washington University's online journal, The Common Reader, where I write about World War 1. https://commonreader.wustl.edu/authors/nathan-mohr/

Why Did the South Secede?

The narrative that has arisen in the post-Civil War era that slavery was not the sole issue upon which southern secession and the war was based arose from southern revisionist historians seeking to justify their “Lost Cause.”  The inescapable truth is that the South seceded solely over the issue of slavery. Continue reading

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The Misunderstood Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia is a compelling, but often tragically misunderstood, historical figure. Continue reading

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I’ll Take My History Films Half-Baked

How important is accuracy in historical films?  I guess that depends on who you ask.  I personally don’t mind if my historical films have only half-baked truths in them.  Allow me to explain. Continue reading

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Sam Lone Bear and the Danger of Assuming

The reporter learned a powerful lesson that day, about prejudice, about preconceived notions, and about making assumptions without all the facts at hand. Not only could the Sioux speak English as well as the reporter, but Lone Bear himself could speak several other languages besides. Continue reading

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Wild Bill and the Destructive Influence of Pride

The sad reality of Dave Tutt’s final moments is that they were entirely avoidable. Continue reading

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What Abraham Lincoln Teaches Us About Grief

In an hour of sorrow and grief, Abraham Lincoln taught us an important lesson. It’s okay to be human. Continue reading

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The Legacy of Billy the Kid

On July 14, 1881, Billy the Kid met his end at the wrong end of a gun. We remember him for all the wrong reasons. Continue reading

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