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Civil War



  • How Reconstruction Still Shapes American Racism

    by Henry Lewis Gates, Jr.

    Regardless of its brevity, Reconstruction remains one of the most pivotal eras in the history of race relations in American history —­ and probably the most misunderstood.


  • A House Once More Divided

    by Georgiann Baldino

    Lincoln understood that involved citizens preserve the union, and he taught a vital lesson that only when human rights are respected is democracy worth preserving.


  • A Tyrant's Temper Tantrum

    by Ed Simon

    How the History of England's 17th Century Civil War, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War Shows the Shutdown's Potential to Spur Radical Change