Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City

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Take a Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

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September, 2013

Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a teacher’s tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for the Civil War, and its legacy in American history.

Watch the full tour below, or scroll down to study the battle through short segments.

 


 

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Past Courses

Understanding Lincoln

No one would have appreciated the power of online education more than Abraham Lincoln, one of the great self-made, lifelong learners in world history. This course, taught by Lincoln scholar and digital history pioneer Matthew Pinsker, aspires to create a learning experience that Lincoln himself would have embraced. We will focus our study on five popular characterizations applied to the sixteenth president during and after his life: the Railsplitter, Honest Abe, Father Abraham, the Great Emancipator, and Savior of the Union.

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June 28, 2012 Location: Providence, RI
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Providence, RI

Professor Jim Oakes will lead a teacher workshop on the abolition movement and the emancipation of slaves.

June 19 – 20, 2012 Location: Goshen, IN
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Goshen, IN

Professors John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd will lead a workshop for teachers on expansion, reform, disunion, and the Underground Railroad.

Paca, William (1740-1799) to George Washington

GLC #: GLC03937 Date: 21 February 1783 Object Type: Autograph letter
to Charles Calvert

Bradford, John (d. 1726) to Charles Calvert

GLC #: GLC07368 Date: 16 October 1725 Object Type: Autograph letter signed

Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, 1775

A primary source by John Murray, Lord Dunmore
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1775
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On November 7, 1775, John Murray, Lord Dunmore, the royal governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation that established martial law and offered freedom to slaves who would leave patriotic owners and join the British army.

In April 1775, John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore and Virginia’s royal governor, threatened to free slaves and reduce the capital, Williamsburg, to ashes if the colonists rebelled against British authority. In the months that followed, Dunmore’s position became increasingly desperate. His troop strength fell to just 300 men and, on June 8, fearful of being attacked, he abandoned the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg for the safety of a British ship.

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Dunmore’s Proclamation, printed in the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertise
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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

by Roberta McCutcheon
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Background

Slavery played a prominent role in America’s political, social, and economic history in the antebellum era. The “peculiar institution” was at the forefront of discussions ranging from the future of the nation’s economy to western expansion and the admission of new states into the Union. The public discourse in the first half of the nineteenth century exposed the nation’s ambivalence about slavery and race. Politicians were increasingly pressured to make their opinions known, and Abraham Lincoln was no exception.

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A Look at Slavery through Posters and Broadsides

by Carla Nordstrom
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Students will examine posters and broadsides from the 1800s to examine attitudes about slavery in the United States at that time.

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