What did British officers think of the American Civil War as it was happening?
American Civil War
The first Native American troops to enlist for Federal service were fighting to return to their own lands.
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.
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.
What did the violence in the bloodiest conflict in US history yield in the postwar era?
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.