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Articles with keyword "Slavery"

Detail from "Journey of the Magi"

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Faces of the Renaissance

A new exhibition at the Walters Museum explores race and identity to ask the burning question, Who's your daddy?

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.

Robert Smalls

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A Voyage to Freedom

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

Andrew Ferguson

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Looking for Lincoln

Journalist Andrew Ferguson and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss America's love-hate relationship with our sixteenth president.

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Freedom Through Conversion

Conflict Endured during Colonial Period in Virginia over Morality of Christians Enslaving Other Christians

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.

"Effects of Fugitive-Slave Law"

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When the Slave-Catcher Came to Town

Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.

Yarrow Mamout

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Third Time's the Charm

When Charles Willson Peale painted former enslaved African American and Georgetown resident Yarrow Mamout in 1819, he was interested in his storied longevity.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

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Lincoln the Great

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

Image of Frederick Douglass

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Reverberations of the Fourth of July

MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’