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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


Central Documents for Civil War Study

Setting the Scene

Rights of Slave Owners


Western Expansion & Slavery

Abolition of Slavery

*These sources describe the laws, rather than being primary sources of the laws.

Guide for Classroom Teachers Study of the Civil War at the Pennsylvania State Archives [PDF]

The Pennsylvania State Archives has many records relating to the Civil War. Some are official government documents such as muster rolls and regimental records. Others are non-governmental records such as personal diaries and photographs. The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate to classroom teachers some ways the resources of the State Archives can be used to research and teach the Civil War at various grade levels

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