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Civil War Leaders

Learn more about the Union and Confederate leaders who defined the Civil War era.

Emancipation Proclamation

Historian Hari Jones describes the series of events which led President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This video is part of...

The Gettysburg Address

Historian Jared Frederick explains the main points of President Lincoln’s address and what the speech meant to Americans. This video is part of the...