Topic: American Civil War
From the work of a recent US Poet Laureate to a satire by a Steppenwolf Theatre-affiliated playwright to a Chinese folk-tale-turned opera, the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes for the arts represent a lively and wide-ranging mélange.
04/18/2011 05:49 pm
The American Civil War is a touchy subject for educators, who must help children understand issues that continue to divide Americans 150 years after the war's outset.
04/18/2011 03:41 pm
It was 150 years ago this week that Confederate troops fired on a federal fort in Charleston harbor and began the violent four-year struggle in which Americans raised arms against Americans. The history books can tell us much about the trauma of war, but for those who prefer the emotional truths that can be conveyed by a good novel, here are 10 classic stories of the US Civil War.
04/13/2011 01:24 pm
To finance the Civil War, the Union government levied taxes on products, companies, and incomes. How income taxes have – and haven't – changed in the 150 years since.
04/12/2011 07:48 pm
The Civil War, which began 150 years ago Tuesday, has long been a potent theme in film – highlighted by the release of a new Civil War film by Robert Redford Friday.
04/12/2011 07:17 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/12
Fort Sumter marked the start of the Civil War, with Confederates shelling it on April 12, 1861. Today, the cannon rolls still reverberate in a country that remains at peace, but torn by ideological divides.
04/12/2011 04:11 pm
On April 12, 1861, long-simmering tensions between North and South ignited and began the four-year War Between the States. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than half of Americans said that the Civil War is still relevant to US politics. Test your knowledge of the Civil War by taking this short quiz.
04/12/2011 10:10 am
Civil War bayonets were used more for cooking than impaling the enemy.
04/12/2011 08:12 am
In Pictures Civil War reenactors