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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

Civil War-era group portrait of blacks near the James River in Virginia

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Reading the Civil War

The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.

ruined railroad roundhouse

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Railroad Melee

Tracking down a watershed moment for labor.

Conversation

History Unfiltered

Entrepreneur and onetime gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman talks to NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Abraham Lincoln’s pivotal speech in 1854.

Two sailing vessels at sea in nineteenth century

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A Diplomatic Education

Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.

Richard I. Dodge

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Just Deserters

Pennsylvania soldiers dodging the Civil War.

Sixth-grade Civil War reenactors

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The Civil War to a Seventh Grader

Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.

Ednote

Editor's Note, January/February 2009

In the 1995 Hollywood movie Copycat, the killer tells Sigourney Weaver’s character, “Did you know, Helen, that there are more books written about Jack the Ripper than Abraham Lincoln?” Hardly

Civil War soldiers from Wisconsin

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Badger Boys in Blue

Wisconsin remembers its Badger Boys who fought for the Union.

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller

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How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

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Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.