AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
In 1861, Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, starting the American civil war. The result of increasing tensions over the rights of states to expand slavery in the face of Abraham Lincoln’s (1809-1865) election and his support for banning slavery, the war would last four years before being won by the Union, culminating in the abolition of slavery and the release of millions of slaves. The Times covered the Civil War in great depth, considering the issues and causes as well as covering engagements and military activity, printing the perspectives of figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) and an exploration of the history of slavery by their New York correspondent.
(From our New Uork correspondent.). “History Of Slavery In The United States.” Times, 4 Jan. 1861
“Causes Of The American Civil War.” Times, 23 May 1861
“Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe On The American Question.” Times, 9 Sept. 1861
“President LINCOLN has called on the States of.” Times, 30 Mar. 1864