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Valley of the Shadow
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Resource Typeinteractive resource
TitleValley of the Shadow
Coverage / Year1850 to 1960
DescriptionThe Valley of the Shadow web site takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. Students can explore every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing the life stories of women, African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families. The project is intended for secondary schools, community colleges, libraries, and universities.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; African American Soldiers; Media and War
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorUniversity of Virginia [web site by]
Subject / KeywordsCivil War; Newspapers; Augusta County, Virginia; Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Collection PublisherUIUC Digital Imaging & Media Technology Initiative
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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