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These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of Color

James Earle McClees, These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of Color, 1863 During the Civil War, schools for freedmen, ex-slaves, and their children were set up in many areas of the … Continue reading

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The Scourged Back

McPherson & Oliver (attributed), The Scourged Back, 1863 This searing image was widely circulated by Northern abolitionists to demonstrate the brutality of slavery. It represents the severe scars left by whipping on the back of Gordon, a former slave who … Continue reading

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Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature

Unidentified Photographer, Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, ca. 1868–72 (442.2005) In 1867, the governments of the former Confederate states were restructured to reflect the new political order of the post-Civil War South. Federal troops oversaw the implementation of … Continue reading

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