Chapter 8: The Civil War

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The Civil War

Slavery caused a major division between Northerners and Southerners. These groups often had differing views about its morality and necessity. War broke out when Southern states left the Union. Find out how the experiences of individuals—enslaved African Americans and a soldier in the First Minnesota Regiment—illustrate the impact of slavery and the Civil War on Minnesota.

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Dred and Harriet Scott Multimedia Curriculum Kit

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Historic Fort Snelling

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Civil War Letters of the Christie Family

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