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John Dewey, America's Peace-Minded Educator

Subjects: HISTORY / General; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Philosophers; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators

  • Abstract: One of America's preeminent educational philosophers and public intellectuals, John Dewey is perhaps best known for his interest in the study of pragmatic philosophy and ...

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Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment

Subjects: Slaves--Emancipation--United StatesHISTORY / General; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State; HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

  • Abstract: Long before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln recognized the challenge American slavery posed to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. A constitutional amendment would ...

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1865 : America Makes War and Peace in Lincoln’s Final Year

Subjects: HISTORY / General; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State; HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

  • Abstract: In 1865 Americans faced some of the most important issues in the nation's history: the final battles of the Civil War, the struggle to pass the ...

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Flowering Plants : Asteraceae, Part 1

Subjects: Plants--Illinois; Compositae--IllinoisSCIENCE / General; NATURE / Plants / Flowers; NATURE / Reference

  • Abstract: This, the first of three volumes on the aster family planned for the Illustrated Flora of Illinois series, recognizes 388 species in 119 genera, as well as 20 ...

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Engineering Victory : The Union Siege of Vicksburg

Subjects: Military engineers--United States--History--19th centuryHISTORY / General; HISTORY / Military / Strategy; HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

  • Abstract: On May 25, 1863, after driving the Confederate army into defensive lines surrounding Vicksburg, Mississippi, Union major general Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee ...

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The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Subjects: HISTORY / General; HISTORY / United States / 19th Century; HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Abstract: When Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd at the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he intended his speech to be his most eloquent ...

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The Vicksburg Campaign, March 29–May 18, 1863

Subjects: HISTORY / General; HISTORY / Military / United States; HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

  • Abstract: Ulysses S. Grant's ingenious campaign to capture the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River was one of the most decisive events of the Civil ...

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Grant at Vicksburg : The General and the Siege

Subjects: HISTORY / General; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State

  • Abstract: On May 22, 1863, after two failed attempts to take the city of Vicksburg by assault, Major General Ulysses S. Grant declared in a letter to the ...

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