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Ernest Furgurson

Originally posted January 2005

Freedom Rising

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During the four and a half years of the Civil War, the Union capital of Washington, D.C. underwent a fundamental transformation, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln. Historian Ernest Furgurson describes in his book what life in wartime Washington was like, and how the city and its residents affected each other.

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