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African-Americans after slavery – Reconstruction

By |2018-11-27T16:07:43-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|

Reconstruction: A 13-year-old boy sharecropping (1937) The end of slavery: Reconstruction During the Civil War, in 1863 AD, President Lincoln announced the end of slavery. When the North won the war, in 1865, Congress and the states voted to change the Constitution to make slavery illegal. So all the people who were enslaved in the South became free. More about [...]

Crimean War – History of Russia

By |2019-04-29T07:17:16-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|

British soldiers in the Crimean War After Catherine the Great When Catherine the Great died in 1796 AD, her son Paul became the czar of Russia. Who was Catherine? All our Central Asia articles Czar Paul and Napoleon Almost immediately Paul agreed to an alliance with Austria, Spain, and Britain against the French [...]