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Civil War



  • Did The South Win The Civil War?

    In this podcast, Historian Heather Cox Richardson discusses her new book "How The South Won The Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, And The Continuing Fight For The Soul Of America."



  • Thavolia Glymph Appointed to Gettysburg Foundation Board

    Duke University Professor Thavolia Glymph joins the board of the foundation, which partners with the National Parks Service to preserve and promote historical sites near Gettysburg related to the Civil War battlefield and to the military career of Dwight D. Eisenhower.



  • "Rumors of War" Arrives in the South

    Kehinde Wiley's new sculpture serves as a rejoinder to the statues of Confederate leaders along Richmond's Monument Avenue. 



  • Did Lincoln Take his Cues From Congress?

    Historian Allen C. Guelzo reviews Fergus Bordewich's new book "Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America," which argues that the 37th and 38th Congresses had a bigger role in the abolition of slavery than the 16th president.



  • Trump and Lincoln Are Opposite Kinds of Presidents

    When historians rank the worst presidents in American history, indecision and inaction in the face of crisis are common attributes. Until now, most of the worst served before or after the Civil War.



  • What the Civil War Can Teach Us About COVID-19

    by Jason Phillips

    "Like Civil War Americans, we will mourn loved ones who perished in the crisis and face the future with a more complicated view of time." writes Jason Phillips.


  • Losing Women—and Women’s History—in Times of Crisis

    by Megan Kate Nelson

    Women and all of their visible and invisible labor are at the center of the COVID crisis, and they are finding their way into news coverage of the pandemic. The stories of women living and suffering and dying throughout history, however, have largely fallen by the wayside.



  • ‘We Were Always Men’

    by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    One hundred and fifty years ago, Frederick Douglass understood the link between voting rights and manhood for African-Americans.



  • Confederacy in the 'Hood

    For two-and-a-half years, Benjamin Israel, an African-American Orthodox Jew, attended every meeting of the city council in Hollywood, Florida, to talk about street names.