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The Civil War and Nursing
During the 150th anniversary of one of the most tumultuous times in our history, explore how the Civil War — and the ordinary, mostly unprepared, men and women who cared for the injured — launched the modern profession of nursing.
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Almost 100 years after her death, there's a new fascination with Harriet Tubman. Her great-grand-niece speaks of the lay nurse and abolitionist's courage and faith.
Few Know of Jefferson Davis Before Presidency
To most people, Jefferson Davis' life boils down to one day: Nov. 6, 1861 — the day he was elected president of the Confederate States of America. His great-great grandson shares family anecdotes.
Frederick Douglass Knew How to Enthrall, Inspire a Crowd
It was an impromptu speech at an anti-slavery rally in Nantucket, Mass., in the summer of 1841 that would thrust Frederick Douglass onto the world stage and cast him as the foremost agitator for civil and human rights. His great-great-great grandson talks of carrying on the legacy.