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Jim Diver
October 18, 2006, 06:03 PM
I have a college project due this semister. I would like to do it on the Battle of Athens, but know no one who witnessed it or participated in it. If you know anyone or were there yourself, please email me or PM me.

thanks

Jim

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Justin
October 18, 2006, 06:50 PM
While not a source to cite in and of itself, Wikipedia has an entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens) that might lead to other useful sources of research.

Thefabulousfink
October 18, 2006, 08:22 PM
If you do some sluething, you might be able to find some eye-witnesses. Find some newspaper reports that mention participants by name. Then try and track down any of them that are still alive today. All of my history Proffs loved it when a student got a first hand account. A tellephone interview would make a great source. Be sure to ask you teacher if it is OK first, and for some help contacting and conducting the interview.

You also might try contacting the town of Athens for any historical records they might have.

Allways do your research before you call someone. People are more likely to help someone who sounds like an educated scholar than some 2-bit yokel calling on a whim.

4sooth
October 19, 2006, 07:33 PM
Jim--here is a link to a Battle of Athens site with a preface by Eleanor Roosevelt!

www.constitution.org

Don't quote me but I believe Al Gore's father was involved in this and he does not like to talk about it!!It would be nice to see someone jam him up at a news conference with this.

Had a conversation about this event with a FBI agent last week--he did not believe anything like this had EVER taken place in the US.I showed him the printout and he was very surprised.

There have been serveral incidents of this type but you have to dig to find them--academic types don't like to discuss this.

buzz_knox
October 19, 2006, 07:49 PM
Don't quote me but I believe Al Gore's father was involved in this and he does not like to talk about it!

Possible. But he's from the Carthage area, not Athens. If he was involved, it was as part of the initial conspiracy by the Dems to take control, or to protect those who were deposed.

Jim March
October 19, 2006, 08:29 PM
Al Gore Sr. got involved in the GI Reform Party AFTER the battle, but supported the fight in hindsight and expressed a willingness to go there again if necessary.

By approximately 1950 (not sure exactly) Gore Sr. was a leader in the movement to merge the GI Reform Party back into a cleaned-up Democratic Party, and was a Dem from that point forward.

Gore Sr wasn't a hero, but he WAS supporting the correct side.

Thin Black Line
October 20, 2006, 09:23 AM
We've attempted to touch on it here at THR:

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=214104&highlight=athens

buzz_knox
October 20, 2006, 09:32 AM
Gore Sr wasn't a hero, but he WAS supporting the correct side.


Thanks for the correction.

ilbob
October 20, 2006, 09:32 AM
Gore Sr wasn't a hero, but he WAS supporting the correct side.

Wouldn't it be nice to return to the days when we could say that the national democratic party is supporting the right side? These days I am pretty much convinced they are on the side of the devil.

BigFatKen
October 20, 2006, 11:32 AM
Jennifer E. Brooks is now in Auburn and is well schooled on this.

http://media.cla.auburn.edu/history/bios/brooks.htm

Tinker
October 20, 2006, 05:02 PM
Jim,

Here's a link about the battle http://www.jpfo.org/athens.htm from JPFO. It actually has a few names and news articles listed to help with your research.

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