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Appomattox: 152 Years Later

By Jonathan Tracey '19 Just over a week ago was the 152nd anniversary of General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House.  Although that number may not be as big a deal as the 150th anniversary a few years ago, there was ...
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King Cotton and the Rising Sun: The Japanese Navy’s Confederate Ironclad

By Alex Andrioli '18 When the American Civil War ended in 1865, the United States government sold off naval vessels as the country transitioned to Reconstruction. One of those vessels, the CSS Stonewall, traveled to countless and unexpected locations. The ...
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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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