The 19th-century craze for spiritualism ‘resurrected’ the dead through manipulated photography, a practice that boomed with the trauma caused by war – though it was not without its sceptics.
American Civil War
A new term inadvertently changed the way people thought about runaway slaves.
John Brown, the abolitionist firebrand, remains a potent figure in the United States’ febrile politics of race.
A miniature Emancipation Proclamation helped to recruit Black soldiers during the Civil War.
Have dominant narratives of the American Civil War been detrimental to its emancipatory promise?
William T. Sherman’s reputation precedes him.
One in every four soldiers surrendered at some point during the American Civil War. It was an honourable way of accepting defeat – provided it was done under the right circumstances.
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.
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.