While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master.
Program 9:Slavery (Transcript) (Broadband Video on Demand)
The Coming of the Civil War
Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from ‘Bloody Kansas’ to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war.
Program 10:The Coming of the Civil War (Transcript) (Broadband Video on Demand)
The Civil War
As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and the bitter legacy of the battle--and the war.
Program 11:The Civil War (Transcript) (Broadband Video on Demand)
Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War’s aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled.
Program 12:Reconstruction (Transcript) (Broadband Video on Demand)
TextCHAPTER 6: SECTIONAL CONFLICT (OUTLINE) Two Americas Lands of Promise Slavery and Sectionalism The Abolitionists Texas and War with Mexico The Compromise of 1850 A Divided Nation Lincoln, Douglas and Brown
CHAPTER 7: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (OUTLINE)
Secession and Civil War Western Advance, Eastern Stalemate Gettysburg to Appomattox With Malice Toward None Radical Reconstruction The End of Reconstruction
Sullivan Ballou, Letter to His Wife (1861) (Basic Readings)
Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation (Basic Readings)
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863) (Basic Readings)
Ex parte Milligan (1866) (Basic Readings)
INDUSTRIAL AMERICA (Basic Readings)
Morrill Act (1862) (Basic Readings)
LecturesSparknotes American History (scroll down to section on American History)
Civil War (1861-1865)
From American History Study Guide on Pink Monkey
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Chapter 5 The Civil War
Chapter 6 The Reconstruction
History 101: Week 14 War and the Homefront War and the West (Messer-Kruse)
History 101: Week 15 War, Reconstruction and Industrialization The Struggle for Emancipation (Messer-Kruse)
US Civil War (Rankin)
QuizThe American People (Nash) Click on student resources and select a chapter. You can choose from several exams in the left hand column
LibraryBibliography from Biography of America click on webography for additional links
ResourcesWomen and Social Movements in the United States, 1820-1940
From American Memory by the Library of Congress. Follow the links.
Great War and Reconstruction, 1861-1900
A look at American History by examining the life and times of each President Start here.
Andrew Johnson Ulysses Simpson Grant
The following provide a brief biography and many links:
Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 (POTUS) Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869 (POTUS) Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-1877 (POTUS)
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