Historian S.C. (Sam) Gwynne's "Hymns of the Republic" looks at the Civil War's final year from multiple perspectives.
After 35-year fight, Maine's abolitionist leadership accepted statehood with a condition—the proslavery Missouri Compromise
John Elliott Cairnes' devastating critique of Southern society sinks the Confederacy's campaign to bond with Britain
In Gettysburg, black citizens found fragile freedom.
Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
The effects of imprisonment on the senses scarred prisoners for the rest of their lives
Films from 2012 are relevant to continuing conceptions of the Civil War
Ayers argues that America should acknowledge the importance of emancipation with a national holiday.
Jamie Montgomery failed, but his case set a precedent that ended chattel bondage in Scotland 12 years later