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Teaching with Primary Sources: Prelude to the Civil War in Tennessee

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Tennesseans were deeply divided politically and economically in the years leading up to the Civil War, in ways that would have a major impact on the state during the war and its aftermath. Explore primary sources from this important time period on the Library of Congress website and get ideas on how to use these sources in your classrooms, as we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.