What did the violence in the bloodiest conflict in US history yield in the postwar era?
The contrast between Abraham Lincoln and presidential candidate Donald Trump could hardly be more striking. Yet both men can be placed within the continually evolving politics of the Grand Old Party, argues Tim Stanley.
The man who killed Abraham Lincoln was shot dead on 26 April, 1865.
Arnold Whitridge on the former Senator from Mississippi, who led the Government of the South during the Civil War in the United States.
It is not the least tragedy of a tragic life that Lincoln was obliged to face the most terrible decision of all, before he had grown to the full height of his Presidential stature.
Taking a historiographical angle, Marcus Cunliffe describes how, in 1861, the American federal experiment broke down, and there ensued the greatest and most hard-fought of modern wars before that of 1914.
The American Civil War was not a simple struggle between slaveholders and abolitionists, argues Tim Stanley.
John Kirk charts the progress of the civil rights movement through its most prominent body, the NAACP.
The last of seven debates between the two Senate candidates took place on October 15th, 1858.
Gervase Phillips points out the limitations in a common interpretation.