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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

Drawing of Jennison's Jayhawkers

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Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers

Kansans relive the guerrilla raids of the Border Wars.

Burying the dead from the Battle of Cold Harbor

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The Living and the Dead

The Civil War divided Americans into two kinds of people.

Montage of Harriet Beecher Stowe and a family letter.

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Parlor Politics

The area of Nook Farm was a hotbed for Stowe and her activist circle.

Elizabeth Brown Pryor (center)

Conversation

Letters From Robert E. Lee

Elizabeth Brown Pryor talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her dual careers as a historian of antebellum America and a highly decorated diplomat working for the State Department.

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

Curio

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.