Freed slaves at a contraband camp during the Civil War.
American History

The Freedom of Slaves and Contraband Camps

January 20, 2021

Black people across the South got freedom from their bondage during the Civil War. However, they had to face many more difficulties, and many of them succumbed to illness in contraband camps. […]

African American soldiers in a Civil War battle as pictured in a painting by artist Thomas Nast.
American History

Dawn of the United States Colored Troops

January 20, 2021

African American soldiers faced a lot of prejudice when they joined the United States Army during the Civil War. However, it didn’t stop them from proving their competency on the battlefield. […]

A newly freed group of African American people.
American History

Allocation of Land to the Freed Black People

January 20, 2021

After the Emancipation Proclamation, keeping the freed people in contraband camps was problematic. Abolitionists and black people advocated land allocation as a viable solution. […]

Image by Ken Durden is a composite of Abraham Lincoln and the flag of the United States. The process of Emancipation started and many contributed to its steps forward, including the black and white Abolitionists.
American History

American Civil War: Impact of the Union Victory at Chattanooga

December 31, 2020

The battle, and eventual win, of the Union Army at Chattanooga brought about a lot of changes in terms of strategy and leadership. Ulysses Grant was made the General-in-Chief, however, Braxton Bragg was removed from his position. Besides, the victory also boosted the Union morale which had gone through some rough times before this battle. […]

Women working at textile machines, at the American Woolen Company, Boston.
American History

The Consequences of the Industrial Revolution in America

December 31, 2020

The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new era of prosperity for the American republic. However, this prosperity led to bitterness between the entrepreneurs and the erstwhile artisans and between the entrepreneurs and the operatives. […]

Flags of the United Sate of America and the United Kingdom divided, diagonally.
American History

American Civil War: Laird Rams Issue and Napoleon’s Entry in Mexico

December 31, 2020

The diplomatic struggle was finally won by the North and it received recognition from the major European powers, including Britain and France. There were some blips in between, like the crisis over the Laird rams in the summer of 1863, and the French intervention in Mexico under Napoleon III. […]

Confederate and Union flags.
American History

American Civil War: Northern Blockade and the ‘Trent’ Affair of 1861

December 31, 2020

When London and Paris looked at what was going on in America, they saw a Confederate nation with a written constitution, with a formal government, with an army in the field, and with a foreign policy. They said that’s a belligerent. And the United States, after all, was blockading the Confederacy. […]

The confederacy flag.
American History

American Civil War: The Confederacy’s ‘King Cotton’ Diplomacy

December 31, 2020

The South went into the war believing that its cotton was absolutely necessary to the British economy. And, the Confederates believed that if that supply were denied, then a big portion of the British economy would be disrupted. That’s when they came up with the ‘King Cotton’ strategy to win over Great Britain and establish diplomatic ties with it. […]

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