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    “Understanding Lincoln” Panels Open to Public

    (June 3, 2014)  The 2014 “Understanding Lincoln” online course began by unveiling the line up for a series of three expert panels on the evolving controversies surrounding presidential war-making since Lincoln’s era.  Featured panelists included noted journalists, scholars and senior military figures. The panels will […]

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    Project Launches to Public Acclaim

    The House Divided Project made its official launch on the weekend of April 15 – 16, 2011 as part of a series of events designed to commemorate the beginning of the Civil War 150th anniversary. The launch weekend included a documentary film festival, K-12 teacher […]

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    How can I quickly find all the articles on House Divided from a specific newspaper?

    Look for “Title,” change “Contains any word” to “Contains,” and enter the newspaper title. (See a screenshot of the correct settings of a search for the New York Times)   As House Divided tries to include at least one document on every day, the project […]

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    Where can I find Public Domain Civil War Era Music?

    While music is an important part to any documentary, it can be difficult to find free (and legal) music to download. Listed below are a few sites and selected Civil War Era music from their collections. Also check out House Divided’s public domain music and […]

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    Registration Opens for Understanding Lincoln

    (March 15, 2014) The House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are currently opening registration for  “Understanding Lincoln,” an open,online graduate course that will begin on June 3, 2014 with regular classes running through July 16, 2014.  The course, taught […]

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    “One of the Most Compelling … Projects”

    The March 2010 issue of America’s Civil War calls the House Divided research engine “one of the most compelling sesquicentennial online projects” and predicts the site “will become a great resource for synthesizing many seemingly disparate elements of how and what we learn and teach about […]

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    How can I create maps on Google Maps?

    Google Maps allows users to make their own maps, such as this collection from  House Divided. This FAQ will review the basic steps to create a map on Google Maps. You can always learn more about how to use Google Maps through their user guide. […]

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    How can I search House Divided for specific image types?

    Users can search House Divided’s Image Collection by one of the 12  image types. While on the image collection page, look for “Type” and select one of the image types from the drop down menu. Alternatively you can exclude a specific image type from a search. […]

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    C-SPAN Features Journal Divided on Class Episode

    “American History TV” on C-SPAN 3 featured an episode inside the classroom of House Divided Project co-director Matthew Pinsker. C-SPAN cameras followed Pinsker as he led a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and the election of 1860 for a class at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. […]

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    Where can I find Images for Documentaries?

    Images are a critical part of any documentary. Listed below are several sites where you can find images to use in your documentaries. Selected Sites – Images for Documentaries – Visitors can quickly search the entire catalog of images or by specific collection. These collections […]

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