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A necessary journey south

Yesterday, I had to take a necessary journey from Michigan to my 95 year old Mom’s home in Richmond , Virginia. I lamented that I was unable to hear yesterday’s lecture and attend yesterday’s on line class. To my great

Posted in Discussion, Primary Sources

For Cause and…

While reading For Cause and Comrades , the issue of social class and education was raised  to which McPherson states the correlation ” should not be discounted”. Implied is that those with a better education and higher social status tended to

Posted in Discussion, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources

John Brown + F. Douglass

In today’s lecture, we learned that Brown met Douglass in Detroit after the successful Missouri excursion(freeing some 11 slaves into Canada) that was “without the snapping of a gun on either side”. Earlier in their careers, the men met in November of

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House Divided Project

Course Professor
Matthew Pinsker:
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013

Course Producer
Lance Warren:
Gilder Lehrman Institute
New York, NY 10036