Parasitic Diseases, Microscopy and the American Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., discusses 19th Century microscopes and parasitic diseases and their treatments during the Civil War.

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Mercy Street Season 2, Episode 4 GIF Recap

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Catch up on Episode 5, Southern Mercy, with an episode recap. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Education: The Foundation of Freedom

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Genealogist Kenyatta D. Berry discusses how education for newly freed African American families was a gateway to a better life.

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Nursing the Enemy

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In this blog post, Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., details the relief work done by clergy and laypeople during the Civil War and the complex subject of nursing the enemy.

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African American Firsts in Medicine: Setting the Standard for Future Generations

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Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, discusses the history of the first African American doctors to practice in the United States.

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'I Wanted to Do My Part': Women as Soldiers in Civil War America

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Anya Jabour, Ph.D., explores the multitude of women who dressed as men to fight—and die—in all the major battles of the Civil War.

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