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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

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.

Thaddeus Stevens was a resolute fighter

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Remarkable Radical: Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens was a fearsome reformer, who never backed down from a fight.

Richard Slotkin

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Impertinent Questions with Richard Slotkin

The legacy of the Battle of Antietam.

Robert Smalls

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A Voyage to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.