Courting Racial Justice

President Harry Truman skirts Congress and uses the Justice Department ...


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Plantation Life

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Women in Slavery

United States History American History U.S. History

Married to a wealthy American slaveholder, Fanny Kemble recorded her experience on her husband’s estates from the perspective of an “insider” as well as an “outsider.” Her ability to translate life so vividly onto the page provided readers with a sense of being eyewitness to events.

Tags:  Slavery - The South - Plantation life

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The March to the Sea

Military History American History U.S. History

The most controversial Civil War general was William T. Sherman, an indelible figure whose march through Georgia and the Carolinas typified his unrelenting style of warfare that showed the South no quarter. Sherman’s Memoirs may not be as direct as Grant’s, but they make no compromise. They are the work of an intelligent and literate man who brought to modern warfare a new sensibility that was later to become a subject of ongoing debate. Here is his account of the march from Atlanta to Savannah in November and December 1864, the prelude to Confederate surrender.

Tags:  Civil War - Robert E. Lee - politics and the military - generals - slavery, the South, plantation life - Slavery - The South - Plantation life

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