American Civil War Era in Newspapers

The American Civil War Era was one of political, social, sectional, economic, and racial tensions, predominately revolving around the issues of slavery and states rights. A major part of this era was the American Civil War (1861-1865), which broke out after the Confederate states seceded from the Union. The Union victory meant the reunification of the country and the abolition of slavery in the United States.

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