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Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

Civil War and the American People
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Newspaper Opinions [Other]

Partisan journalists delivered the news they wanted their readers to hear. Text accompanied by historian video clip, two essays and gallery.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
In the North [Text-based]

Meet a political activist, a captured fugitive, and an organizer who helped hundreds of African Americans escape slavery. Text with video clip available.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
The Southern States [Other]

Visit slave quarters in South Carolina and find out what a typical living space was like for rural Southern slaves before the Civil War. Text with QTVR, gallery and video clip.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Medical Care in the Civil War [Other]

Soldiers' lives were threatened beyond the battlefield too. Read about medical care during the war and what women did to help. Text with QTVR and video clip.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Antebellum Women's Rights [Other]

From abolition to women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth took bold stands on reform. Text with video clip available.

Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
Jubilee Songs [Other]

Enjoy lyrics, audio, and video of performances by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Tennessee deacon Sam McClain. Includes the classic spirituals "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Steal Away."

Primary source

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
The Church and Slavery [Text-based]

Excerpt from Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
Book Excerpt [Audio]

Author Andrew Ward reads a passage from his book, "Dark Midnight When I Rise."

Timeline

Jubilee Singers
Timeline of Jubilee Singers [Text-based]

The Wizard of Photography
Timeline of Photography [Text-based]

Bibliography

Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
Further Reading [Text-based]