The 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery.
Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture
The Civil War, Part 2: The People - In Focus Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (now available online). Although photography was still in its infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a new and visceral way.
The American Civil War Homepage
Civil War Index Page
All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room.
Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon's Army of the West was camped at Springfield, Missouri, with Confederate troops under the commands of Brigadier General Ben McCulloch approaching. On August 9, both sides formulated plans to attack the other. Missouri Civil War Battle Wilson's Creek Confederate Victory
Civil War 150: Civil War Stories, Civil War Battles, Civil War Pictures, Civil War Timeline
In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H.
The Battle Over Reconstruction As the Civil War drew to a close, the social, political and economic conditions within the rebellious southern states fueled discussion about how to restore them to the Union.
On August 8, 2012, Digital History switched to a new interface. We have been restructuring the database and the organization of Digital History for the past three years, and we feel this makeover will significantly improve the usability of our materials. In our new interface, materials are organized by era, so users will easily be able to view many different types of resources for a particular era such as the textbook, images, primary sources, multimedia and teacher materials. America's Reconstruction: People and Politics After the Civil War
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You're the General . U.S. Grant: Warrior . WGBH American Experience
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 The Library of Congress
Slavery Survey Map