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The other 13th Amendment

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The year 1861 was a dire one for the United States. In its opening months, five southern states joined South Carolina in seceding from the … Continue reading

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The must-have Christmas gift of 1864

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Each year in America it seems there is one holiday gift that is heavy on demand and short on supply. In 1996, there was the … Continue reading

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