Abraham Lincoln bust, Saint Gaudens, Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

The Civil War in Art

The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections from the Terra Foundation for American Art is designed for teachers and students to learn about the Civil War and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. Included is an image gallery, classroom projects, a glossary, and more...

African American abolitionist Maria W. Miller Stewart delivers speech at Franklin Hall

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September 21, 1832
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Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law

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September 18, 1850

Third Lincoln–Douglas debate

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Church bombed in Birmingham Alabama killing four black girls

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Cropped logo of "Death and the Civil War"

PBS: "Death and the Civil War"

On the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the single bloodiest battle on American soil, this PBS film examines how the unprecedented carnage changed  American attitudes towards death

 

 

Constitution Day

Emancipation Nation

File:Battle of Antietam.png, WikimediaOn September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate troops squared off at Antietam Creek in the first major battle of the Civil War on Northern soil. By sunset, almost 23,000 men lay dead or wounded but the Union had won a desperately needed strategic victory.

Battle of Antietam

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John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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Frederick Douglass makes his dramatic escape from slavery in Maryland

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