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The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.

A New Birth of Freedom: Black Soldiers in the Civil War

K Company, 54th Massachusetts Infantry reenactors Ray Wozniack, James Hayes, and Bob English describe the difficulties faced by black soldiers and their...

A Tour of the Underground Railroad

Savannah tour guide Ogbanna explains the Underground Railroad and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, established in 1773. Murry Dorty of the...

Diary of an Anti-Slavery Plantation Daughter

According to Georgia historian Melanie Pavich-Lindsay, the Butler family came to Georgia from South Carolina and eventually amassed plantations and hundreds...

Did Jonesboro Change the Civil War?

Located about 20 miles south of Atlanta, Jonesboro was situated on the Macon & Western railroad, the last link of the supply route into Atlanta....

Escaping Slavery: The Story of William and Ellen Craft

Explained by Dr. John Inscoe of the New Georgia Encyclopedia and Dr. Barbara McCaskill, William and Ellen Craft's daring escape from slavery involved Ellen...

How Much Does a War Cost?

War is expensive. In addition to munitions and equipment, soldiers need to be paid for their services—and it was no different during the Civil War....

In the Wake of Sherman's March

University of Georgia historian Emory Thomas, reenactor J.C. Nobles, and Marty Willett, a historic interpreter at the Jarrell Plantation in Jones County...

Sunken Eyes, Black Countenance: Life in Andersonville Prison

During the Civil War, both sides had terrible prison camps, but one particular Georgia camp has become synonymous with inhumane treatment. Fort Sumter...

The Civil War: Savannah's Loss, Atlanta's Gain

Bruce Hetherington at Oglethorpe University and Dr. Frances Harrold at Georgia State University explain that after Union ships enforced a blockade of...

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