by Eric Foner

In 1877, soon after retiring as president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, embarked with his wife on a two-year tour of the world. At almost every location, he was greeted as a hero. In England, the son of the Duke of Wellington, whose father had vanquished Napoleon, greeted Grant as a military genius, the primary architect of Union victory in the American Civil War. Parading English workers hailed him as the man whose military prowess had saved the world’s leading experiment in democratic government and as a Hero of Freedom who had helped secure the emancipation of America’s four million slaves.More »

Take a Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

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September, 2013

Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a teacher’s tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for the Civil War, and its legacy in American history.

Watch the full tour below, or scroll down to study the battle through short segments.

 


 

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March 18, 2013 – February 10, 2014 Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY
Location: 
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY

This exhibition of Gilder Lehrman Collection materials curated and selected by the Gilder Lehrman Institute follows the dramatic turning points of 1863 in the American Civil War. After twenty months of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln used his war powers to strike a blow against slavery with the final Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. It transformed the war from a struggle to save the Union to a war to restore the Union and to end slavery.

April 22 – June 3, 2013 Location: Nevada Historical Society, 1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV
Location: 
Nevada Historical Society, 1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

April 11 – May 2, 2013 Location: Sequoyah Middle School, 3425 S. 360th Street, Auburn, WA
Location: 
Sequoyah Middle School, 3425 S. 360th Street, Auburn, WA

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.

March 19 – April 16, 2013 Location: Putnam County Parks, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, WV
Location: 
Putnam County Parks, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, WV

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

February 12 – March 12, 2013 Location: Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet Drive, Haines City, FL
Location: 
Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet Drive, Haines City, FL

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

February 7 – March 7, 2013 Location: Paul Meek Library-University of Tennessee at Martin, 10 Wayne Fisher Drive, Martin, TN
Location: 
Paul Meek Library-University of Tennessee at Martin, 10 Wayne Fisher Drive, Martin, TN

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

February 7 – March 7, 2013 Location: The Griot Museum of Black History, 2505 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Location: 
The Griot Museum of Black History, 2505 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.

February 4, 2013 Location: Gallatin County Public Library, 209 West Market Street, Warsaw, KY
Location: 
Gallatin County Public Library, 209 West Market Street, Warsaw, KY

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are: a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.