Historians Now: The Fiery Trial by Eric Foner

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Christian Epperly -- The Civil War

Private Christian Marion Epperly

This archive includes 128 letters from Christian Epperly to his wife, Mary, and eight letters from Mary to Christian between January 1862 and March 1865.

Military Archives

The Gilder Lehrman Collection contains more than 15,000 letters written by servicemen from the American Revolution through World War II. These personal letters, largely unpublished, capture the experience of the common soldier, his friends and family in detail and convey the human experience of war in a way that cannot be captured in a textbook.

Equal Rights Amendment

What is the debate surrounding adding an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution?

Second Wave Legislation

How did feminism change the United States socially and politically in the 1960s and 1970s?

Waves of Feminism

What is the difference between First, Second, and Third Wave feminism?

Civil Rights Legislation

How successful was the Civil Rights Movement in fighting racism and segregation?

Freedom Summer

What was the Freedom Summer? What did it achieve?

Civil Disobedience

How was nonviolent protest and civil disobedience used to fight for civil rights?

The Civil Rights Movement, although commonly dated between Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and the Civil Rights Act (Fair Housing Act) of 1968, spanned many decades and arguably still continues today.