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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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    Praise from across the Blogosphere

    From educator Lisa Kapp (2016): Need perfect photograph to launch unit on Civil War? @MatthewPinsker makes the case for Men of Company E https://t.co/ey5haxtukN #sschat — Lisa Kapp (@history_teach27) February 20, 2016 From Winterset (IA) Citizen online (June 3, 2015) “The House Divided Project at […]

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    New Digital Tools for Lincoln’s Birthday

    (February 11, 2014) On the eve of Lincoln’s 205th birthday, the House Divided Project announces a series of new digital multi-media tools to help teachers and students commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s most important autobiographical statement –a short but revealing document that he produced in December 1859 […]

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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?

    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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