HISTORY 3325 Section 1 --- SPRING 2014   MWF 8-8:50   UH

Professor Maizlish -- UH 313

Open Office Hours: MWF 6:50am-7:50am (UH313)
                                               
W 5:50-6:50pm (UH313)

Appointment Office Hours: MWF 9am-5pm  (Basement of the  Central Library)

                                Appointments Must Be Made At Least 24 Hours In Advance
                                                                     
maizlish@uta.edu

               Students are urged, strongly urged, to take advantage of appointment office hours and arrange times to
               meet that are convenient for them.
 

               My goal in establishing appointment hours is to make myself as accessible to students as possible by
               allowing them to fit meetings with me into their own schedules.

               I am now available to meet with students 9 hours-a-day (MF), 10 hours on Wednesday, 28 hours-a-week.

               For Office Hour Updates See: http://www.uta.edu/faculty/maizlish/office%20hours.htm

Phone: Due to budgetary constraints history faculty no longer have telephones in their offices. 
             Please rely on e-mail for contact.            

E-Mail: maizlish@uta.edu


Useful Link: [University of Texas at Arlington Libraries]

 

CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

Readings
Internet Access
Course Outline
Course Requirements
Important Information
Graphics
Exam #1 Sample Answers
Exam #2 Sample Answers
Study Guides

Readings

Required Readings:

           Internet linked readings indicated below
           Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over
           James McPherson, For Cause and Comrades : Why Men Fought in the Civil War
           William W. Freehling, South vs South
           David Blight, A Slave No More
           James Roark, Masters Without Slaves
           Drew Faust, This Republic of Suffering            
           

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INTERNET ACCESS

1)  The required internet linked readings may be accessed through the internet links found on the course web page.
     (http://www.uta.edu/faculty/maizlish/3325-S-14-SM.htm)

2) To reach the course web page go to: www.uta.edu/history.
    Click on: Faculty
    Click on: My name
    Click on: HIST 3325.

3) Computer problems or a down system WILL NOT be an acceptable excuse for missed assignments
    or a failure to be ready for quizzes and examinations.

               BE PREPARED!!!           PLAN AHEAD!!! 

    DO NOT leave your reading to the last moment,
    or, if you do, MAKE SURE to have back-up computer access available.

4) Please remember that the professor cannot accept assignments or give out grades over the internet.

5) See below, important information 14, for a list of free campus computer access sites.

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Course Outline

WEEK

 

DATE TOPIC REQUIRED
READING
OPTIONAL READING
Week I Jan. 13 Introduction -------------- 1.Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A College Student's Guide
Jan. 15 The Coming of the Civil War Manning, 3-111
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
1.The Republican Platform of 1860
2.The Democratic 
Platform of 1860 
(Douglass faction)
3.The Democratic 
Platform of 1860 
(Breckinridge faction)
  Jan. 17 Southern Secession Manning, 3-111
1.Slavery Expansion, Charleston Mercury Feb. 28, 1860
2.The Texas Ordinance of    Secession
1.Jefferson Davis' Inaugural Address, Feb.18, 1861
2. Alexander Stephens, "Cornerstone Speech," March 21, 1861
3. Jefferson Davis' Message to the Confederate Cong., April 29, 1861

Week II Jan. 20 NO CLASS NO CLASS -----------
Jan. 22 QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
Manning, 3-111
Internet Reading
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Jan. 23 The Northern Response I Manning, 113-221
1.Crittenden Compromise
2.N.Y. Legislature on Secession, Jan., 1861
 

Week III Jan. 27 The Northern Response II Manning, 113-221
1.Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
2.Abraham Lincoln's First Inauguration (photograph)
3.Sumter Fired Upon (newspaper article, original)
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Jan. 29 QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
Manning, 113-221
Internet Reading
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Jan. 31 Civil War Strategy: Lincoln vs. Davis McPherson, vii-89
Abraham Lincoln (cartoons)
Songs of the Civil War

Week IV Feb. 3 Foreign Policy and the Civil War McPherson, vii-89 --------------
Feb. 5 QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
McPherson, vii-89
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Feb. 7 The Northern Economy McPherson, 90-178 -----------------

Week V Feb. 10 The Copperheads McPherson, 90-178 -----------------
Feb. 12 QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
McPherson, 90-178 ------------
Feb. 14 EXAMINATION Lectures and Required Readings Jan.15-Feb. 10 --------

Week VI Feb. 17 The North and Civil Liberties Freehling, xi-82 -----------
Feb. 19 The Northern Draft Freehling, xi-82 -------------
Feb. 21 The Confederacy and Southern Values Freehling, xi-82 Confederate Constitution

Week VII Feb. 24 QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
Freehling, xi-82 -------------
Feb. 26 The Fate of Southern Values Freehling, 85-206 --------------
Feb. 28 Confederate Women Freehling, 85-206 -------------

Week VIII Mar. 3 QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
Freehling, 85-206 ---------
Mar. 5 The Universe of Battle: Gettysburg, 1863 Blight, ALL ----------
Mar. 7 NO CLASS   ---------

--------- -------- SPRING VACATION ------------------ ---------------
Week IX
Mar. 17 The Universe of Battle: Vicksberg, 1863 Blight, ALL ------------
Mar. 19 The Impact of the Civil War Blight, ALL Refugee Family

Mar. 21 Why the White South Lost the Civil War Blight, ALL Robert E. Lee's Farewell Address

Week X Mar. 24 Northern Racism Blight, ALL  -------------

Mar. 26

QUIZ 
REVIEW SESSION
 

Blight, ALL  -------------

Mar. 28 The Emancipation Proclamation

 

LAST DAY TO DROP

Roark, vii-108
1.The Emancipation Proclamation
2. Lincoln Defends the Proclamation
3.African American Soldiers Hear the Proclamation, January 1, 1863 (photograph)
Sherman on Emancipation Aug., 1862

 
Week XI Mar. 31 Slavery During the Civil War Roark, vii-108
Testimony of a Slave, 1863
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Apr. 2

Black Emancipation

Roark, vii-108
1.Testimony of an Escaped Slave, 1862
2.Union Officer on Slaves' Fight for Emancipation, 1863
3.Slaves Escaping to Freedom, 1862 (photograph)

Black Soldier and Freedom, 1864

Apr. 4 QUIZ
REVIEW SESSION

REMEMBER MAY 2
MAKE-UP DAY
Roark, vii-108
Internet Reading
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Week XII Apr. 7 EXAMINATION Lectures and Required Readings Feb.17-Apr. 2 -----------
Apr. 9

The Myth of Reconstruction

Roark, 111-209

 


Apr. 11

Presidential Reconstruction

THREE WEEKS TO MAKE-UP DAY!!

Roark, 111-209
1.Planters Protest the end of Slavery, 1863
2.Southern Resistance to Emancipation, 1864
3.Black Codes
U.S. Plantation Regulations, 1864

Week XIII Apr. 14 QUIZ
REVIEW SESSION
Roark, 111-209
Internet Reading
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Apr. 16 Congressional Reconstruction Faust. xi-136
Reconstruction Acts, March, 1867
Apr. 18 Congress and Black Rights Faust. xi-136
Fourteenth Amendment
1.Sherman Grants Blacks Land, 1865
2. Thaddeus Stevens Land Distribution Speech, March 19, 1867

   
Week XIV Apr. 21 The Political World of Black Reconstruction Faust. xi-136
1.Blacks Petition for Citizenship, 1865
2. Blacks Discuss Freedom, 1865
1.Frederick Douglass' Appeal for Black Suffrage, 1867
2.Petition of a Convention of Virginia Blacks, 1865
Apr. 23 QUIZ
REVIEW SESSION
Faust. xi-136
Internet Reading
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Apr. 25 The Economic World of Black Reconstruction

ONE WEEK TO MAKE-UP DAY!!!

Faust, 137-271 Sharecropper's Contract

Week XV Apr. 28 The North and Reconstruction Faust, 137-271

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Apr. 30 A Tragic Era: The Abandonment of Reconstruction

 

Faust, 137-271 

 

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May 2

QUIZ
REVIEW SESSION

MAKE-UP ALL EXAMS & QUIZZES

Faust, 137-271

***TODAY***

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1PM--6PM  10UH


FINAL EXAMINATION-----FRIDAY--- MAY 9--- 8-10:30AM

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Course Requirements

MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS

Two midterm examinations will be given during the semester. They will consist of essay and short answer questions and will cover the lectures and the required reading. Each midterm will test knowledge of the material presented in the period immediately preceding the date of the exam. Essay questions for the midterms will be drawn from a study guide that will be placed on the web one week before each of the exams take place. Choices of questions to answer will be offered in both the short answer and essay sections of the exam.

IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST TAKE EACH OF THE MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS IF THEY PRESENT A VALID EXCUSE FOR MISSING AN EXAMINATION, THEY MUST MAKE IT UP BY TAKING A "MAKE-UP" EXAM.  "MAKE-UP" EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY, MAY 2ND FROM 1PM TO 6PM IN ROOM 10UH THIS IS THE ONLY TIME EXAMS CAN BE MADE UP.  STUDENTS WHO MISS EXAMS MUST PLAN TO TAKE "MAKE-UPS" AT THIS TIME

INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.

"Make-up" examinations will not offer students a choice of questions to answer since students who take this late midterm will have more time to study for it than students who take the regularly scheduled exam. The question on the "make-up" exam will be an essay question and it will be drawn from the appropriate study guide.


QUIZZES


Eleven quizzes will be given during the semester. They will consist of multiple choice questions and will cover the required reading. Each quiz will test knowledge of the readings assigned for the period immediately preceding the date of the quiz.

IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST TAKE ALL OF THE QUIZZES. ALL MISSED QUIZZES MUST BE MADE-UP. "MAKE-UP" QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY, MAY 2ND FROM 1PM TO 6PM IN ROOM 10UHTHIS IS THE ONLY TIME QUIZZES CAN BE MADE UP.   STUDENTS WHO MISS QUIZZES MUST PLAN TO TAKE "MAKE-UPS" AT THIS TIME. 

STUDENTS MUST MAKE-UP ALL MISSED QUIZZES TO PASS THE CLASS. HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE PENALIZED FOR MORE THAN TWO MISSED QUIZZES.  THE GRADES ON THE REQUIRED MAKE-UP QUIZZES BEYOND THE FIRST TWO WILL BE PENALIZED AS FOLLOWS:

3RD MISSED QUIZZ:             5 POINTS OFF
4TH MISSED QUIZZ:           10 POINTS OFF
5th, 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH MISSED QUIZZES: 15 POINTS OFF EACH

EXCUSES FOR MISSED QUIZZES WILL APPLY TO THE ALOTED TWO MISSED QUIZZES ONLY.

INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.

"Make-up" quizzes will consist of short answer questions over the reading covered by the quiz that was missed.


CLASS DISCUSSIONS

There will be eight class discussions. Each discussion will follow each of the quizzes and will center on issues raised by the reading covered by the quiz. Attendance at these discussions is required. Students will be graded for their attendance at these discussions.

THE SAME POINT PENALTY SYSTEM USED FOR MISSED QUIZZESS WILL APPLY TO MISSED DISCUSSIONS. STUDENTS WHO TAKE A QUIZ AND THEN LEAVE BEFORE THE DISCUSSION, OR DURING THE DISCUSSION, WILL BE PENALIZED AS DESCRIBED IN THE QUIZ SECTION AS IF THEY HAD MISSED THE QUIZ.


FINAL EXAMINATION


There will be a final examination. It will cover the lectures and the required reading. The first half of the exam will test knowledge of material presented since the previous midterm examination and will consist of essay questions drawn from a study guide that will be placed on the web one week before the final exam. The second half of the exam will cover material presented during the entire semester and will consist of essay questions drawn from all three course study guides. A choice of essay questions to answer will be offered in each section of the exam.

IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAMINATION.

INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.


GRADING


BOTH OF THE TWO MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS, EACH OF THE ELEVEN QUIZZES, AND THE FINAL EXAMINATION ARE REQUIRED.  STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT PASS THE CLASS. 

INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.

NO EXTRA CREDIT IS GIVEN IN THIS CLASS. Students are urged to devote all of their class work time to the lectures, the required readings, and preparation for the quizzes and exams. Credit will be given to those who show improvement during the course of the semester.

The course grade will be computed as follows:



1. Eleven quizzes -- 20 points each --------------------- = 220 Points
2. Two midterm examinations -- 100 points each ----- = 200 Points
3. Final examination -- 200 points ---------------------- = 200  
                                                   Points Possible points = 620

Points Required:

A=554
B=492
C=430
D=368
F=367 and below

 

 

ATTENDANCE

ATTENDANCE  IS  STRONGLY URGED

Though attendance does not guarantee success in the class, STUDENTS CANNOT DO WELL WITHOUT ATTENDING EVERY LECTURE. Students who miss a class meeting should get notes for the class they miss from a fellow student. If they have any questions about the notes they receive, they should feel free to ask for clarification from the professor.

CLASS NOTES, LECTURE OUTLINES, AND POWERPOINT SHOWS ARE NOT POSTED ON THE WEB OR ON "BLACKBOARD." NOT EVER!!


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IMPORTANT  INFORMATION:

1) Course Description: 

The main emphasis of this course will be on the social, economic, and political impact of the Civil War on the United States.  Topics covered will include:  the origins of the conflict, the secession crisis, the goals for which Civil War soldiers fought, Union and Confederate military strategy, the draft, civil liberties in both the North and the South, opposition to the war in both the North and the South, slavery and the war, emancipation, and reconstruction. The course will be organized around classroom discussions and lectures.

2) Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to describe, identify, and explain the major trends, events,  developments, and interpretations of the American Civil War.

3) Students are encouraged to contact the professor whenever they have questions either during office hours or by email, however, email attachments cannot be opened.

4) Grades cannot be given out or discussed over the internet or on the phone and they will not be posted on "Blackboard." However, students are welcome to ask the professor before or after class, or during office hours, for their grades or their current class average. To find out the final exam grade, students may leave a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard in their final exam blue book or in the professor's mail box in the History Department office, 202UH. Course grades can be discussed with the professor at the start of the following semester.

5) PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND SET ALL BEEPERS TO SILENT MODE WHILE IN CLASS. TEXT MESSAGING IS NOT ALLOWED DURING THE CLASS PERIOD OR DURING EXAMINATIONS.

CELL PHONES MAY NOT BE VISIBLE DURING CLASS TIME OR DURING EXAMINATIONS.
THEY SHOULD BE SECRETED IN A PLACE WHERE THEY CANNOT BE SEEN, TOUCHED, OR HEARD
.

THE USE OF CAMERAS IN THE CLASSROOM IS ALSO STRICTLY PROHIBITED. THE TAKING OF PHOTGRAPHS OR SCREEN SHOTS IS NOT ALLOWED.

6) If you wish to use a tape recorder, please first see the professor to gain approval . 

7) LAPTOP COMPUTER USE OR THE USE OF I-PADS OR OTHER SUCH DEVICES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

8) If you wish to audit the class, please first see the professor.

9) STUDENTS ARE URGED TO KEEP ALL OF THEIR QUIZZES AND MID-TERM EXAMINATIONS UNTIL COURSE GRADES ARE RECEIVED FROM THE REGISTRAR.  Clerical errors cannot be identified and corrected without the evidence provided by these test papers.

10) Students who come to class on time should keep the back rows of the classroom empty. Students who come in late or need to leave early should sit in the back rows.

11) Drop Policy: Students may drop or swap (adding and dropping a class concurrently) classes through self-service in MyMav from the beginning of the registration period through the late registration period. After the late registration period, students must see their academic advisor to drop a class or withdraw. Undeclared students must see an advisor in the University Advising Center. Drops can continue through a point two-thirds of the way through the term or session. It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw if they do not plan to attend after registering. Students will not be automatically dropped for non-attendance. Repayment of certain types of financial aid administered through the University may be required as the result of dropping classes or withdrawing. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (http://wweb.uta.edu/aao/fao/). 

12) Americans with Disabilities Act: The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of all federal equal opportunity legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All instructors at UT Arlington are required by law to provide "reasonable accommodations" to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Any student requiring an accommodation for this course must provide the instructor with official documentation in the form of a letter certified by the staff in the Office for Students with Disabilities, University Hall 102. Only those students who have officially documented a need for an accommodation will have their request honored. Information regarding diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining disability-based academic accommodations can be found at www.uta.edu/disability or by calling the Office for Students with Disabilities at (817) 272-3364. 

13) Academic Integrity: Students enrolled in this course are expected to adhere to the UT Arlington Honor Code: 

I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlington’s tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence.

I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code. 

UT Arlington faculty members may employ the Honor Code as they see fit in their courses, including (but not limited to) having students acknowledge the honor code as part of an examination or requiring students to incorporate the honor code into any work submitted. Per UT System Regents’ Rule 50101, §2.2, suspected violations of university’s standards for academic integrity (including the Honor Code) will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Violators will be disciplined in accordance with University policy, which may result in the student’s suspension or expulsion from the University. 

14) Free UT Arlington Campus Computer Access:

Ransom Hall - 1st Floor
University Hall - Basement
Central Library

15) Student Support Services: UT Arlington provides a variety of resources and programs designed to help students develop academic skills, deal with personal situations, and better understand concepts and information related to their courses. Resources include tutoring, major-based learning centers, developmental education, advising and mentoring, personal counseling, and federally funded programs. For individualized referrals, students may visit the reception desk at University College (Ransom Hall), call the Maverick Resource Hotline at 817-272-6107, send a message to resources@uta.edu, or view the information at www.uta.edu/resources.  

16) Electronic Communication: UT Arlington has adopted MavMail as its official means to communicate with students about important deadlines and events, as well as to transact university-related business regarding financial aid, tuition, grades, graduation, etc. All students are assigned a MavMail account and are responsible for checking the inbox regularly. There is no additional charge to students for using this account, which remains active even after graduation. Information about activating and using MavMail is available at http://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/email/mavmail.php. 

17) Student Feedback Survey: At the end of each term, students enrolled in classes categorized as “lecture,” “seminar,” or “laboratory” shall be directed to complete an online Student Feedback Survey (SFS). Instructions on how to access the SFS for this course will be sent directly to each student through MavMail approximately 10 days before the end of the term. Each student’s feedback enters the SFS database anonymously and is aggregated with that of other students enrolled in the course. UT Arlington’s effort to solicit, gather, tabulate, and publish student feedback is required by state law; students are strongly urged to participate. For more information, visit http://www.uta.edu/sfs. 

18) Final Review Week: A period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no scheduled activities such as required field trips or performances; and no instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises of similar scope that have a completion date during or following this week unless specified in the class syllabus. During Final Review Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting 10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion of the final examination during Final Review Week. During this week, classes are held as scheduled. In addition, instructors are not required to limit content to topics that have been previously covered; they may introduce new concepts as appropriate. 

19) Emergency Exit Procedures: Should we experience an emergency event that requires us to vacate the building, students should exit the room and move toward the nearest exit, which is located in the back and front of room When exiting the building during an emergency, one should never take an elevator but should use the stairwells. Faculty members and instructional staff will assist students in selecting the safest route for evacuation and will make arrangements to assist handicapped individuals.

 

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Graphics

Colonial Period
The Age of Reform
Slavery
Sectional Conflict
Civil War

 

Colonial Period:

The Atlantic Slave Trade (sketch of slaves packed into a trading ship)
Slaves Landing at Jamestown, 1619 (painting)

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The Age of Reform:

Abolitionist Broadside - (1837)
               "Am I Not A Man A Brother" (woodcut)
Abolitionist Broadside Against Slavery in the District of Columbia (1836)
Abolitionist Broadside - The Negro Woman's Appeal (1850s)
Abolitionist Fundraising Leaflet
Abolitionist Punished with Brand (1845)
Abolitionist Rally - Wendell Phillips (illustration -1851) 
Abolitionist Songster - William Wells Brown (1848)
American Colonization Society - Certificate of Membership (1840)
Anthony, Susan B. - Anti-slavery Speech (original manuscript, 1859)
Anti-Abolitionist Cartoon
Anti-Abolitionist Handbill (1837)
Anti-Colonization Song by African Americans (1842)
Anti-Slavery Almanac Illustrations (1840)
Anti-Slavery Children's Book Picture (1859)
Anti-Slavery Convention Declaration (1833)
Brown, John in Court (Broadside, 1959)
Fugitive Slave Abolitionist Broadside (Anthony Burns Case - 1854)
Fugitive Slave Abolitionist Poster (Anthony Burns Case-1854)
Fugitive Slave Kidnapping (1839)
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (Broadside, 1850)
Garrison, William Lloyd
(photograph)
Garrison, William Lloyd - Abolitionist Poem (1840)
Garrison, William Lloyd - Abolitionist Song (1841)
Garrison, William Lloyd - The Liberator (May 21, 1831)
Garrison, William Lloyd - The Liberator (close-up, 1831)
Mott, Lucretia (portrait)
Seneca Falls Convention Honor Roll (1848 - Printed 1908)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady (daguerreotype, 1856)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady (portrait)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (engraving, 1862)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (engraving, 1872)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (photograph)

 

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Slavery:

Africans Smuggled into the United States, 1860 (illustration)
Douglass, Frederick (portrait)
Douglass, Frederick (photograph)
Manuscript pages from The Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Douglass, Frederick - Two Speeches (1857)
Douglass, Frederick - The North Star (June 20, 1850)
Freedom Certificate (Virginia, 1851)
Runaway Reward Notice (1835)
Runaway Reward Notice (1847)
Slave Market (1852-painting)
Slave Quarters (St. Georges Island, Florida-photograph)
Slave Sale, Easton MD (photograph)
Slave Ship (sketch of slave ship interior-1840)
Slaves on a South Carolina Plantation (1862-photograph)
Tubman, Harriet  (photograph)
Turner, Nat - capture (painting)

 

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Sectional Conflict:

Brown, John (photograph)
Brown, John (daguerreotype, ca. 1850)
Buchanan, James (portrait)
Cass, Lewis (photograph)
Calhoun, John C. (portrait)
Calhoun, John C. (statue)
Calhoun, John C. (lithograph)
Calhoun, John C. (photograph)
Calhoun, John C. Speech on The Compromise of 1850 (original manuscript)
Clay, Henry (portrait)
The Compromise of 1850 (painting of the signing)
The Crisis of 1850 (cartoon)
Douglas, Stephen (photograph)
Douglas, Stephen (photograph)
The Election of 1848 (Whig Broadside)
The Election of 1856 (Republican cartoon)
The Election of 1856 (Republican Handbill)
Fillmore, Millard (photograph)
Fillmore, Millard (portrait)
Fremont, John C. (photograph)
Fremont, John C. (portrait)
Gold Rush (handbill, 1849)
Harper's Ferry Raid (N.Y. Herald headline)
Lincoln, Abraham (photograph)
Lincoln, Abraham Campaign Banner, 1860
Map of the United States, 1850  
Map of the United States, 1860
Map of the Presidential Election of 1844
Map of the Presidential Election of 1848
Map of the Presidential Election of 1852
Map of the Presidential Election of 1856
Map of the Presidential Election of 1860
The Oregon Question (cartoon, 1846)
Pierce, Franklin (portrait)
Polk, James K. (lithograph)
Polk, James K. (photograph)
Polk's Inaugural Address (original)
Scott, Winfield (photograph)
Scott, Winfield (lithograph)
Seward, William (engraving)
Sumner, Charles (photograph)
Sumner, Charles - canning, 1856 (painting)
Taney, Roger (photograph)
Taylor, Zachary (portrait)
Taylor, Zachary (portrait)
Taylor, Zachary (portrait with other presidents)
Taylor, Zachary (daguerreotype-Brady, 1849)
Taylor, Zachary (photograph)
Tyler, John
(portrait)
Tyler, John (engraving)
Webster, Daniel (portrait)

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Civil War:

African American Soldiers Hear the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863 (photograph)
African American Army Recruitment Broadside, 1863
African American Soldiers, 1864 (photograph)
African Americans in Richmond, 1865 (photograph)
Brady, Mathew (photograph)
Booth, John Wilkes (photograph, 1862)
Davis, Jefferson (photograph)
Davis, Jefferson (photograph)
The Election of 1864 (Lincoln campaign poster)
The Emancipation Proclamation (original autograph  manuscript copy)
Gettysburg Battlefield (photograph, 1863)
Gettysburg Dedication Ceremony, November 19, 1863 (photograph)
Grant, Ulysses - Cold Harbor, June, 1864 (photograph)
Grant, Ulysses. S.- Looking over General Meade's Shoulder, May 21, 1864 (photograph)
Grant, Ulysses S. (photograph)
Jackson, "Stonewall" (photograph)
Johnson, Andrew (photograph)
Johnson, Andrew - Impeachment Trial
Lee, Robert E. (photograph- Brady)
Lee, Robert E. (photograph)
Lee, Robert E. - Farewell Address (April 10, 1865, original manuscript)
Library of Congress - Civil War Maps
Library of Congress - Civil War Photographs
Lincoln, Abraham (portrait)
Lincoln, Abraham (first inaugural address, original manuscript)
Lincoln, Abraham (first inauguration-photograph)
Lincoln, Abraham (cartoons)
Lincoln, Abraham (assassination-Currier & Ives)
Lincoln, Abraham (joint portrait with Washington and the Constitution; Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation)
Lincoln, Abraham at Antietam with General McLellan, October 3, 1862 (photograph)
Map of the Presidential Election of 1864
Map of the Presidential Election of 1876
Sherman, William T. (photograph, 1864-5)
Slaves Escaping to Freedom, 1862 (photograph)
Slaves in Union Camp, 1863 (photograph)
Slave Whipping (photograph, 1863)
Stephens, Alexander (photograph)
Refugee Family
Volunteer Celebration, Philadelphia, 1861 (lithograph)
Whitman, Walt (photograph)
Wounded Soldiers:
          Amputees (photograph)
          Fredericksburg (photograph)

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