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The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady

The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady
Background Many historians call the Civil War the central event in U.S. history. The formation of the Constitution corrected the autonomy of individual states that the Articles of Confederation did not harness. Still, the young country struggled for 75 years to find a graceful balance between the power of the federal government and the several states. The rights of states and the issue of slavery propelled the country into civil war. Today, America defines itself from that point forward, as it still seeks a more perfect union and equality for all its citizens. The sociology of the American Civil War can be viewed through a medium that was coming of age in the middle of the 19th century: photography. Other Resources The Library of Congress has over 1,000 photographs of the Civil War in its American Memory collection. McPherson, James. McPherson, James. The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War by historian Edward L. The Photographs Article Citation

Getting the Civil War Right Printer-friendly version William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” He would not be surprised to learn that Americans, 150 years after the Civil War began, are still getting it wrong. During the last five years, I’ve asked several thousand teachers for the main reason the South seceded. Donald Heald Original Antique Books Prints and Maps CARPENTER, Francis Bicknell (artist, 1830-1900). - Frederick W. HALPIN (1805-1880, engraver). Abraham Lincoln N.p.: copyright line dated 1866]. Steel engraved portrait, by Halpin after Carpenter, on India paper on original thick paper mount.

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln Nicolay Copy Named for John G. Nicolay, President Lincoln's personal secretary, this is considered the "first draft" of the speech, begun in Washington on White house stationery. The second page is writen on different paper stock, indicating it was finished in Gettysburg before the cemetery dedication began. Primary Source Sets - For Teachers Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and PoeA selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions Assimilation through EducationPhotos, early film footage, federal government reports, cartoons, and maps tell the complex tale of the efforts to assimilate Native Americans through education Baseball: Across a Divided SocietySong sheets, video clips, images, trading cards, and photographs tell the story of how baseball emerged as the American national pastime.

Lincolniana in 1996 Another year in the field of Lincoln scholarship has passed. Yet, judging from the following bibliography, the scholarship goes on unabated. Not only is Lincoln scholarship maintaining a steady output in the traditional area of print material but it is also expanding into the ever-widening influence of alternative sources. The works of multimedia products now available in CD-ROM format are expanding at a rate greater than any area in Lincoln scholarship except for the Internet. The number of Internet sites now devoted or partially dealing with Abraham Lincoln is amazing.

The Civil War in Art : Teaching & Learning Through Chicago Collections The Effects of the Proclamation [Freed Negroes Coming into our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina]February 21, 1863Unknown soldier (sketch sent in by amateur)Page 116Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. Vol 9, No.321.EngravingFolio A 5 .392 Vol.7Newberry Library This sketch, drawn by an unnamed Union soldier of the Fifty-First Massachusetts Regiment, appeared as an engraving in the February 21, 1863 issue of Harper’s Weekly magazine.

Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch - Lesson Plans Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Overview The Civil War was the first American war thoroughly caught on film. Mathew Brady and his crew of photographers captured many images of this divisive war, ranging from portraits to battle scenes. Secession" Secession, the withdrawal of part of a country or state from the central government's control. The withdrawal may be carried out peacefully or violently. Political conflicts that lead to secession are usually based on economic, cultural, or religious differences. In United States history the question of secession arose several times before the Civil War, but the term generally refers to the withdrawal of the Southern states from the Union in 1860–61.

The Civil War in Art : Teaching & Learning Through Chicago Collections Old Virginia Home 1864 David Gilmour Blythe 1815-1865 Oil on canvas 20 3/4 x 28 3/4 in.The Art Institute of ChicagoAda Turnbull Hertle Fund 1979.55 What do you think is the fate of the man walking away from this burning house? Old Virginia Home depicts an African American who has just broken free from the shackles that bound him to slavery. He escapes a ruined plantation with bits of chains still dangling from his ankle. In this way, the artist signifies the end of slavery’s hold. A Union flag flutters in the wind in the left background, representing a hopeful sign of freedom for slaves.

American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered. Each narrative taken alone offers a fragmentary, microcosmic representation of slave life. Read together, they offer a sweeping composite view of slavery in North America, allowing us to explore some of the most compelling themes of nineteenth-century slavery, including labor, resistance and flight, family life, relations with masters, and religious belief.

James Ostrowski - Lincoln's Secession Arguments by James Ostrowski* Paper delivered at the first-ever academic conference on secession--"Secession, State, and Economy", sponsored by the Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama, held at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, April 7-9, 1995. *Member of the bar of New York (1984); Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1983); State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A. Philosophy, 1980). The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Trina Lowmaster (State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.