Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Meet the Civil War commodore

We don’t talk much of Lake Erie’s role in the American Civil War. That’s because, for the most part, it didn’t have one. However, it almost played a decisive role in the war. In 1864, Confederates attempted to commandeer the iron-hulled USS … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Political Cartooning after the Civil War

Alan Gephardt, a ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discussed the role of political cartooning in the latest program of our Civil War series. He talked about how illustrators like Thomas Nast and Joseph Keppler affected political discourse … Continue reading

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Learn about political cartoons during the Civil War

Cartoons have long been effective political weapons. All ideologies and both sides of the U.S. Civil War tried to use them to their advantage. Learn more about the political cartoons and satire used by political parties and journalists at the next … Continue reading

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From Civil War to Civil Rights with ‘Justice Delayed’ author

We’re fortunate to have the James A. Garfield National Historic Site as neighbors. For several years, they’ve led a monthly series about the major wars, leaders, and legacies of the Civil War. Their experts have discussed Civil War art, the Gettysburg Address, … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: The Civil War & Grand Army of the Republic

For years, we’ve partnered with James A. Garfield National Historic Site—our neighbors down the street—for a monthly program about the U.S. Civil War. Their experts have discussed Civil War art, the Gettysburg Address, the role of female spies during the … Continue reading

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