Portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and A. Philip Randolph

Abraham Lincoln (1864), suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (no date recorded), and civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph (1964). Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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Raymond O. Arsenault

Freedom Riders

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Lesley J. Gordon

George E. Pickett in Life and Legend

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Caroline E. Janney

Civil War Veterans: Lessons on Reconciling in the Aftermath of War

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