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    Register for March 23d “Teaching Slavery” Workshop

    (Carlisle, PA)  Registration for the March 23, 2019 House Divided Project workshop on Teaching Slavery opens today.  Please go to this form in order to sign up now!  Space is limited to the first 50 registered participants –open to educators from any level, Dickinson students […]

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    Open House for Dickinson & Slavery Exhibit

    2-1-19 | Exhibit Opening Contact:  Matthew Pinsker Email:  hdivided@dickinson.edu o (Carlisle, PA) On Friday, February 1, 2019, there will be public open house and exhibit launch in the House Divided Studio at 61 N. West Street from 10am to 4pm.  The new “Dickinson and Slavery” […]

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    New Project on Slave Stampedes

    (Carlisle, Pa) During the summer of 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) and its Network to Freedom program began a cooperative agreement with the House Divided Project at Dickinson College designed to investigate the concept of “slave stampedes” with a focus on Eastern Missouri and escapes from there into the […]

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    Constitution Day Panel on Fugitive Slave Law’s Legacy

    (Carlisle) On Monday, September 17, 2018, the House Divided Project and the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues will be co-hosting a special panel at Dickinson in honor of Constitution Day that will address the topic:  “The Fugitive Slave Law and the Crisis Over Immigration Policy: Assessing […]

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    Pinsker Contributes to new HISTORY Channel Series

    The HISTORY channel has just launched a new short video series for teachers and students called, “Sound Smart,” that offer concise ways to think about major topics in U.S. history.  House Divided Project director Matthew Pinsker has helped inaugurate the series with several episodes from the […]

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    Foner Headlines Anniversary Events on Reconstruction

    (REVISED AND UPDATED) The House Divided Project at Dickinson College celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2016 by hosting a special conference on the Reconstruction Era, with a series of campus events headlined by Pulitzer-Prize winner Eric Foner, and featuring noted historians Gregory Downs, Matthew Pinsker, Jeffrey […]

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    New E-Biography Series

    (Carlisle, PA) The House Divided Project at Dickinson College is launching a new e-book series that features short biographies of underrated figures from Civil War era history.  Forgotten Abolitionist: John A.J. Creswell of Maryland by John M. Osborne and Christine Bombaro is the first offering in this […]

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    Exploring the Underground Railroad

    (Carlisle, PA, June 25, 2015) Today, the House Divided Project released an expanded online research guide for the Underground Railroad which includes links to dozens of highly rated sites.  Teachers and students can now explore primary source documents from the most active vigilance committees in cities […]

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    April 25th Open House and Film Premiere

    On Tuesday evening, April 25, 2017, the House Divided Project is hosting two major public events at Dickinson College: an open house at its studio on 61 N. West Street from 4-6 p.m. and then a special premiere of the powerful new documentary film on […]

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    Project Marks End of Civil War Anniversary

    In April 2011, the House Divided Project at Dickinson College launched to the public at the start of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and now in April 2015 it is helping to commemorate the end of the Civil War anniversary with a series of […]

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