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Articles with keyword "Civil War Era"

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Crossing Boundaries

Edward L. Ayers describes how neighboring towns chose opposite sides in the Civil War.

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The Quintessential City

New York on film captures "the city that never sleeps."

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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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Putting an Old House to a New Use

West Virginia's council saves a landmark and finds a new home.

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Incidents in the Life of an Abolitionist

The story of Harriet Jacobs, fugitive slave, author, and relief worker, unfolds in a new book.

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Forty Acres and a Mule

A new documentary examines America's struggle to establish racial equality after the Civil War.

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Confederate Cattle Call

There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.

Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of West Virginia Humanities Council

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West Virginia's Ken Sullivan

Ken Sullivan stresses the role of the Civil War in the formation of his state.

“The Political Quadrille, Music by Dred Scott", 1860

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The Man Who Came in Second

In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.