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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

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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.

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"The War that Never Goes Away"

Jefferson Lecturer James M. McPherson talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about the Civil War and the long shadows it still casts over the American landscape.

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A Visit from Historian Shelby Foote

The writer shares reflections on the South and history.

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Images of Contentment

Kensett's paintings of Long Island Sound evoke a simpler time.

Illustration of Henry Brown

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This End Up

Henry Box Brown mailed himself to freedom.

Rowhouse in Chestertown

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Majoring in History

A visit to Chestertown, Maryland.

Actors from Slavery by Another Name

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Re-enslaved

How African-American bondage came back after emancipation.

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Defining Freedom

Civil War surgeon Mary Walker began her battle for equality in the women's dress reform movement.

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Common Bonds: The Duty and Honor of Lee and Grant

A new exhibition traces the intersecting lives of the Civil War rivals.