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Events Preceding the War

The Slavery Period (1619-1860)

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Waderer: An infamous voyage  
Abolitionist Lovejoy Loses Life For Cause  
American Colonization Society's Goals for Liberia  
Canadian Haven and Home for Fugitive Slaves  
Conductors on This Railroad Earn Hero Status  
Keckley: One woman's rise from slave to Lincolns' confidante  
Kenneth M. Stampp's Speech on 'The Peculiar Institution'  
Nation's Bondage to Slavery Issue Led to Conflict  
Slave Markets: A Look At Richmond, VA's Slave Market  
Slavery and Iron Forging in Valley of Virginia  
Slavery, Not States' Rights, Inspired Secession  
Slavery: A 'Peculiar' Factor That Led To War  
Slavery: A Plan To Halt It In Virginia  
Slavery: Ending an Old One for a New One  
Tubman: Price on Her Head No Deterrent To 'Conductor'  
    The Slavery Period

The American Revolution, Constitution and Founding
Fathers (1770-1820)

Jacksonian Democracy, Abolitionism and the Failure
of Unity (1820-1860)
    1861       1863        1865
1862       1864
    Abraham Lincoln
Other Unionists
Jefferson Davis
Other Confederates
    Ulysses S. Grant
Other Union Leaders

Robert E. Lee
Other Confederate Leaders
  Union Soldiers and Sailors
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors
Northern Civilians
Southern Civilians
  Slavery During the War
The Growth of Freedmen
The Emancipation Proclamation
United States Colored Troops
  The North
The South
From Slavery to Freedom
– and Back Again
  Washington, DC, Area During the War
Richmond During the War
The Medical Field During the War
Modern Events About the Civil War
Movies About the Civil War
Newspapers, Magazines, Books on the Civil War
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