Reckoning with Death

Last Updated by Jane Schultz on

In this blog post, Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., describes how the handling of the dead, on a scale unimaginable to most people today, presented challenges to Civil War medical staff and army administrators alike.

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Samuel Diggs and Vigilante “Justice”

Last Updated by Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger on

In this guest blog post Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger illustrates her team's writing process behind the Samuel Diggs' story arc in Episode 5.

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Death, Bodies and the American Civil War

Last Updated by Shauna Devine on

In this blog post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., details Americans' changing conceptions of death due to the enormous number of Civil War casualties.

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Mourning in the Civil War Era

Last Updated by Anya Jabour on

In this blog post, Anya Jabour, Ph.D., reveals how most Americans in the Civil War era struggled to maintain familiar mourning rituals in death’s aftermath.

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Samuel Diggs: “Free” but not Equal

Last Updated by Audrey Davis on

In this post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, discusses the extreme brutality that was always a part of slave culture.

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