A miniature Emancipation Proclamation helped to recruit Black soldiers during the Civil War.
American Civil War
Have dominant narratives of the American Civil War been detrimental to its emancipatory promise?
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.
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.