William Chaplar

Rookie [C.W. Elliot] (August 18,1961 / Trenton, New Jersey)

William Chaplar
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William Chaplar is a freelance writer who lives in Phoenix, Arizona He is married to Margret Annette Antoine, and he has two children- Heather and Chris. more »

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Civil War Ballad

America, America, sweet land of liberty.
But how could you so easily condone captivity?
Abolition was the call for half the citizenry.
The other half seemed well content with gross iniquity.
We kept a delicate balance between slave states and free,
with neither side prepared to give ground in this rivalry.
In states like Kansas, blood was shed to fight disparity.
And 1850's compromise caused animosity.
A book by Harriet Beecher Stowe stopped ambiguity.
Her anti-slavery message enjoyed popularity.
Five years later, Dred Scott's case was an atrocity,
'cause ...

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