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National Archives of the United States
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American Civil War
Connexipedia Article
Also known as the War Between the States and several other names, this was a civil war in the United States of America in which eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United St...
American Jacobins
Ackerman, Seth
Jacobin Magazine
In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, “the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most importa...
Lincoln, Abraham
Connexipedia Article
President of the United States during the American Civil War. (1809-1865).
Lincoln's Contested Legacy
Kunhardt, Philip B. III
Great Emancipator or unreconstructed racist? Defender of civil liberties or subverter of the Constitution? Each generation evokes a different Lincoln. But who was he?
A Marxist History of the World part 57: The American Civil War
Faulkner, Neil
One hundred and fifty years ago North America saw the start of a revolutionary war fought between rival systems and opposing political ideologies. Neil Faulkner looks at The American Civil War.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Reconstruction era of the United States
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In the history of the United States, Reconstruction Era has two uses; the first covers the entire nation in the period 1865-1877 following the Civil War; the second one, used in this article, covers t...
The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
Walsh, David
World Socialist Web Site
The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come und...
An Unfinished Revolution - Book Review
Against The Current vol. 159
Morrison, Derrick
Against The Current
Review of An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln, by Robin Blackburn.
Union League
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A Union League is one of a number of organizations established starting in 1862, during the American Civil War to promote loyalty to the Union side and the policies of Abraham Lincoln.
The War of Northern Aggression
Oakes, James
Jacobin Magazine
A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.

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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Levine, Bruce
Story of how the American Civil War upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended.
My Brother's Keeper: African Canadians and the American Civil War
Prince, Bryan
Risking their own freedom, many African Canadians returned to the United States to participate in the Civil War and fight for the rights and liberty for all.

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