Amistad on the Go! | Amistad Research Center | Independent Archive
Amistad on the Go! is an interactive print and digital educational program that works in partnership with teachers servicing students from 6th to 12th grade to provide comprehensive lessons on the history of African Americans in the United States.
Letters, Telegrams, and Photographs Illustrating Factors that Affected the Civil War
Background Prior to and during the Civil War, the North and South differed greatly in the resources that they could use. Documents held by the National Archives can aid in the understanding of the factors that influenced the eventual outcome of the War Between the States. After the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860, the states of the southern United States
The Atlanta Campaign of 1864: The Camera at War
Today it is hard to imagine two massive armies maneuvering and clashing in the area that is now Atlanta: one army attempting to force its will upon the future metropolis and the other doing everything in its power to resist that will. Under the command of General William T. Sherman, a large Federal force moved out of Chattanooga, Tennessee towards the Georgia capital. The
The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady
Background Many historians call the Civil War the central event in U.S. history. The formation of the Constitution corrected the autonomy of individual states that the Articles of Confederation did not harness. Still, the young country struggled for 75 years to find a graceful balance between the power of the federal government and the several states. The rights of states and
Chapter 12: The Civil War
Title: Sam Richard's Civil War diary: a chronicle of the Atlanta home front Author: Richards, Samuel P. Call number: F294.A853.R53 Click on the images to view a larger version. To download the image, click on the image to view the larger version then right click to save the image to your
Chapter 11: The Road to Disunion
Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897), a native of Augusta, Georgia, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1842. He served in the U. S. Army on the Texas frontier and distinguished himself during the Mexican War (1846). When Georgia seceded from the Union, he resigned his commiss
Chapter 10: The South Before the Civil War
Author: Lane, Mills Title: Manigault Family Plantation Records 1845-1876 Location: Georgia Historical Society Manuscript Collection Call Number: MS 1290 Click on the images to view a larger version. To download the image, click on the image to view the larger version then right click to
Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865
Platter's diary from November, 1864 � April 27, 1865 details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches; describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop moral, and administrative duties. The diary includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Barnard's Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign, ca. 1866
Barnard's Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign, ca. 1866. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the Great Battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the Campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas. From Negatives taken in the field, by Geo. N. Barnard.
The Abolitionists | American Experience | PBS
Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union.
Slavery - Crash Course US History #13
In which John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. I wouldn't really call it peculiar. I'd lean more toward horrifying and depr...