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The Corwin Amendment: The Last Last-Minute Attempt to Save the Union

By Hannah Christensen '17 At around 5:20AM on March 4, 1861—Inauguration Day—the Senate voted 24-12 to pass a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would permanently preserve slavery in the states where it currently existed. If successfully ratified, it would ...
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Toward the Age of Peoples’ War: The Civil War to World War I

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2017 CWI conference about their talks. Today we are speaking with Dr. Michael Neiberg, the newly appointed, inaugural Chair of ...
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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Ex-Slaves and Newsies

By Olivia Ortman ‘19 This post is the fourth in a series about the Confederate flag in history, memory, and culture. It offers one Fellow’s individual perspective as she investigates different sources and opinions. Please feel free to engage with ...
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The Legacy of “Old Osawatomie”: John Brown in Art and Memory

By Ryan Bilger '19 Have you seen this man before? Perhaps you have, and perhaps you’ve already thought a bit about him and what he represents to you. But if you have not, take a moment and just look at ...
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A Taste of the Civil War: Barbara Sanders’ Lecture on Civil War Era Food

By Savannah Labbe ‘19 There are few ways to better immerse oneself in the past than through food. It is relatively easy to follow a recipe from the Civil War era and enjoy the same cuisine as Union and Confederate ...
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