American Civil War
The frontiersman and showman died on January 10, 1917.
As calls for women’s suffrage gained momentum following the American Civil War, an uncomfortable racial fault-line began to emerge within the movement, argues Jad Adams.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the war between the states, we explore its legacy through the History Today archive.
The ‘invisible empire’ of the Klan, writes Louis C. Kleber, was the answering organization in the Southern states to the Radical regimes imposed by the victorious North.
The much-loved film first appeared in theatres on December 15th, 1939.
‘War is an uncivil game and can’t be civilised’, said one Union sergeant of General Sherman’s rampage through Georgia in 1864. Matt Carr discusses this turning point in the American Civil War.
David Woodward describes how the Confederacy's hope of continuing to exist depended upon gaining command of the sea and of vital coastal and inland waters.
Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of a locomotive taken during the American Civil War by one of Mathew Brady’s team.
The experiences of a family of New Amsterdam stock during the early months of the American Revolutionary War