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Civil War

Find articles here about causes, battles and effects of the American Civil War (1861-1865) and their relation to African-American history.

Causes of the Civil War
A discussion of the causes of the Civil War, centered around the issue of slavery, from About.com guide Kennedy Hickman.

The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential decree freeing slaves in the Confederacy. The act transformed the Civil War into a moral war against the system of slavery.

Dred Scott Decision
A short overview of the Dred Scott decision, which helped lead to the Civil War, from About.com guide Martin Kelly.

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