Though the Civil War began in 1861, its roots go back decades, and its effects continue to be seen today.
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Before TV and Twitter, politicians talked to voters face-to-face.
The makers of this ostentatious ceramic jug used images from popular satire to poke fun at the Civil War politics.
The creation of a beloved landmark destroyed a thriving community of African Americans and Irish immigrants.
Tanner studied in Philadelphia and Paris, and his style combined elements of American Realism and the Old Masters.
Though at first glance this nude seems plucked from classical antiquity, it actually alludes to modern politics.
Unlike the other monuments on the Mall, this monument tells us virtually nothing about the man it commemorates.
Johnson’s moving painting of a family fleeing slavery places the courage of African-Americans center stage.
This gigantic canvas is one of the most famous in the history of American art, but it wasn’t made in the USA.
This remarkable work honors those who fought for their own freedom, but acknowledges that the struggle goes on.
Shrady’s sneaky self-portrait within this sculpture took on tragic connotations after the monument claimed his life.