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Emancipation and the Civil War

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Emancipation and the Civil War

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Study relics and documents related to the emancipation of slaves during the Civil War era, culminating with General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Also hear poignant stories told by a selection of artifacts from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.


April 8, 2016
I have taken several courses covering this era. I want to thank Dr. Kirin for presenting many new facts which I had never heard.