Novelist Ernest Gaines born

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Henry David Thoreau dies

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Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

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Visualizing Emancipation

Visualizing Emancipation is a comprehensive map and timeline illustrating the slow decline of slavery in the United States. It provides quick access to thousands of primary source documents in connection with this timeline.

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Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

Literature of the Civil War

Read and discuss some of the great American writers and their work in the mid-19th century. This feature explores the themes of slavery, the role of women, and the experience of war.

Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist & short story writer, born

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Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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The novel “Native Son” by Richard Wright published

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