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Information Sites
"A Great Thing for Our People": The Institute for Colored Youth in the Civil War Era
This online exhibit explores the history and graduates of the Institute for Colored Youth during the Civil War era. The Institute for Colored Youth was an elite school in Philadelphia, whose graduates (both men and women) became teachers and political activists for the African American community. The Institute continues to exist today as Cheyney University.
A Brief History of the American Civil War
A Civil War resource including articles and primary sources.
Civil War & Reconstruction: 1850-1877
A short article about the time period.
Discovering the Civil War
The online home of a major Civil War museum exhibit.
Featured Documents: The Emancipation Proclamation
A examination of the Civil War document.
History: the Reconstruction
An interactive guide on the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Home of the American Civil War
A large resource on the war, including articles, anecdotes, and primary sources.
National Archives - Research in Military Records: the Civil War
A large database of Civil War primary sources.
Reconstruction Plans
An overview of the various plans for Reconstruction of the South.
Sparticus Educational: The Civil War
A collection of short articles about important events, people, and place of the Civil War.
The American Civil War
A resource on all aspects of the war.
The American Civil War
A collection of articles and editorials about the Civil War.
The Civil War
A collection of Civil War information featuring interactive activities.
The Civil War: Soldiers and Sailors
A database containing names and infomarion on those who served in the Civil War.
The Freedmen's Bureau, 1865-1872
An in-depth examination of the Bureau and its actions.
The Ku Klux Klan
An overview of the development, history, and decline of hate groups during Reconstruction.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
An interactive resource on the Jim Crow period.