Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801–1877

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  1. Ending the Civil War and Consequences for Congress
    Contributors explore how the end of the Civil War continued the trauma of the conflict and also enhanced the potential for the new birth of freedom that Lincoln promised in the Gettysburg Address, particularly when it came to... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2019
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  2. Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America
    Drawn from a wide range of historical expertise and approaching the topic from a variety of angles, these essays explore the changes in life at home during the Civil War that led to a revolution in American society and set the... Learn More
    Published: 21st November 2018
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  3. Congress and the People’s Contest
    The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose at a moment’s notice.... Learn More
    Published: 2nd February 2018
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  4. Lincoln, Congress, and Emancipation
    “When Lincoln took office, in March 1861, the national government had no power to touch slavery in the states where it existed. Lincoln understood this, and said as much in his first inaugural address, noting: ‘I have no purpose,... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2016
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  5. Congress and the Crisis of the 1850s
    During the long decade from 1848 to 1861 America was like a train speeding down the track, without an engineer or brakes. The new territories acquired from Mexico had vastly increased the size of the nation, but debate over their... Learn More
    Published: 13th December 2011
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  6. In the Shadow of Freedom
    Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world’s most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet... Learn More
    Published: 13th June 2011
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  7. Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism
    In 1815 the United States was a proud and confident nation. Its second war with England had come to a successful conclusion, and Americans seemed united as never before. The collapse of the Federalist party left the Jeffersonian... Learn More
    Published: 10th June 2008
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