Journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts offers a different take on the Civil War era, focusing on the women who were involved in politics behind the scenes. Gwen Ifill talks to the author about her new book, “Capital Dames: The…
By Gwen Ifill
Here’s a quiz: when you think of Civil War heroes, can you name a single woman? Unlikely. But in a new book, journalist Coke Roberts proves that women were not invisible during the War Between the States. What these women…
Gwen Ifill recently sat down with journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts on the NewsHour to discuss her new book "Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868" about the untold stories of the women involved in…
By PBS NewsHour
President Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago, just days after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, ending the Civil War after four years. To discuss the lasting effects of both events, Jeffrey Brown talks to Martha Hodes, author of…
By Frank Carlson, Mike Fritz
Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the first to admit she's big into history, and in particular the history of the South and the Civil War.
By Colleen Shalby
It was 150 years ago that John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre.
By PBS NewsHour
Robert E. Lee was the son of a Revolutionary War hero who was a trusted aide to George Washington. In 1861, after 25 years in the U.S. Army, Lee turned down an offer to command Union forces in the Civil…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has presented the nation's highest military honor to a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
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