The American Civil War

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The 9th of April 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War, one of the major turning points in American history. It resolved the questions of slavery and nationhood that were lingering from the Revolutionary War of 1776–83. The Confederacy was destroyed, as the war to restore the Union gave way to the strategy of ‘total war’ and the abolition of slavery.

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