The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty

Introduction: What is the Meaning of Liberty?

Part I: Antebellum America

Part II: Abolition and the Politics of Slavery

Part III: The Civil War

Epilogue: The War’s End

Lesson: The Geography of Slavery and the Cotton Economy

Lesson: Black National Conventions, Abolition, and the Constitution

Lesson: Spies, Nurses, and Organizers: Women’s Participation in the Civil War

Lesson: Letters from Black Soldiers and Their Families

Lesson: Food as History (online)

Lesson: Civil War Photographs as Sources

Lesson: Historical Memory: Commemorating the Civil War

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