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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

Illustrations of camp life during Civil War

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The Comical and the Coffinly

Through humor, Winslow Homer learned to tap into the subtleties of the Gilded Age.

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A Conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust

Historian Drew Gilpin Faust and Chairman Sheldon Hackney discuss how the Civil War changed Southern women.

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Valley of the Shadow

Images of a farmland divided by the Civil War come to life on the Internet.

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Risen from Our Blood and Tears

An upcoming series tells how Africans made their mark on America from slavery to abolition.

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One Family's Journey: A Conversation with Adele Logan Alexander

Historian Adele Logan Alexander talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about the rise of a resolute African American family and its service to the nation.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Ulysses S. Grant

A new film tells how he survived vicissitudes to remain the most loved man of his century.

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The Reluctant Cadet

A glimpse of the young would-be farmer who became a military hero and the president of the United States.

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Excerpts from the Writings of James M. McPherson

McPherson's books capture the complexity of the Civil War and the connections between battlefront and home front.

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Touring the Battlefields

A colleague pays tribute to a fellow historian and tireless traveling companion.