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U.S. History Topics » Ethnic Groups » African Americans

The Time of the Lincolns

a companion website to the film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, examines the context and conflicts surrounding the Civil War. Topics include the partisan politics of the time, the battle for abolition, the Underground Railroad, African American troops, and women's rights. The site offers soldiers' letters, newspaper articles, and other primary sources, along with a teacher's guide. (PBS, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

Maria W. Stewart was America's first female African American political writer. Producing most of her work in the early 1830s, she preceded Sojourner Truth, Frances Harper, and even Frederick Douglass, who didn't launch his career until 1841.
Map of the Underground Railroad, showing routes from Southern states to the North.

The Underground Railroad

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