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"The Valley of the Shadow" traces two communities through the Civil War

Developed by University of Virginia history professors Edward Ayers and William Thomas with support from the National Endowment of the Humanities, this site takes two communities—one from the North and one from the South—through their respective Civil War experiences. The project collects thousands of primary sources, including newspaper accounts, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population censuses, and military records, to help students explore every dimension of the conflict and reconstruct the life stories of women,


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