1850 -1880

The Valley of the Shadow Project 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. Also included is a GIS Atlas of the areas covered.

Materials Indexed: Images, Essays, Government Documents, Images, Maps, Newspaper Articles, Photographs, Primary Sources Database Type: Archival Collections, Full Text Collection, Image Collection Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: African American Studies, History (U.S.), Primary Sources, Women's Studies Broad Category: Ethnic & Gender Studies, Humanities