Complex Civil War and West Exhibit at Autry

Complex Civil War and West Exhibit at Autry

When most think of slavery and the Civil War in the U.S., they think of the South. However a new exhibit opening April 25 at the Autry Natural Center of the American West, illustrates how multi-faceted and tangled the Western expansion and slavery issues were. Entitled Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West, […]

Hollywood Versions of Civil War

Hollywood Versions of Civil War

The Civil War redefined how America viewed itself, reshaped the economy in large portions of the country, freed the slaves in the South, and created cultural divides that have not settled. The HollywoodCivil War versions depict brutal battles, Southern belles in rags, little women waiting home for their father, a depressed and stressed president, and […]