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  • 3 Mar 2023
    Rachel A. Schwartz

    What Civil War Leaves Behind: The Institutional Legacies of Conflict in Central America

    Civil war is among the most destructive forces in the modern world. Its toll is felt in the innumerable human lives lost, the infrastructure and economic assets decimated, the social services like healthcare and education set back decades, and the communities fragmented and traumatized in its wake. Yet, amid the overwhelming devastation, we can also […]

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  • 18 May 2020
    Caroline A. Hartzell

    Power Sharing and the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Power-sharing measures, rules that allocate decision-making rights among groups competing for access to state power, appear to be experiencing something of a renaissance. A conflict resolution tool that has been used in a variety of contexts, power sharing was a prevalent feature of civil war settlements during the two decades following the end of the […]

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  • 16 Sep 2015

    Inside John Copeland

    John Anthony Copeland, Jr. was a heroic figure at the center of John Brown's fight against slavery and his raid on Harper's Ferry, but he is just a footnote in most accounts of the momentous raid. Steven Lubet, the author of The "Colored Hero" of Harper's Ferry, talks about what his decision to bring Copeland's narrative to light and the surprising discoveries he made along the way.

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  • 9 Apr 2015
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    The Legacy of the U.S. Civil War: 150 Years Later

    On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union forces at Appomattox, putting an end to the bloodiest war in American history. Now, 150 years after Lee's surrender, five historians and authors lead the conversation about the Civil War's enduring legacy.

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  • 15 Jul 2013
    Alison Clark Efford

    Connected Conflicts

    With the anniversary of the Franco-Prussian war approaching this Wednesday, Alison Efford points out the parallels between that war and the War Between the States that was raging back home.

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  • 23 Nov 2009

    Civil War Book Review: John Brown’s War Against Slavery

    The excellent Civil War Book Review of LSU recently posted Grady Atwater's review of Robert McGlone's John Brown's War Against Slavery.

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