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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

Conversation

"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.

Scene from "The Abolitionists"

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The Agitator

William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.

Georgia Congressman John Lewis speaks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

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Celebrating Freedom

The meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation, for those at the time and for us today.