Photographs can be powerful connections to the past.
First Person Account: Spotswood Rice
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration: 2 minutes
Date Posted: 6/15/2010
Spotswood Rice, an African American Union soldier, threatens the Southern woman who holds his daughter as a slave.
This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the Comparing Confederate and Union Troops lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 7: An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
2: The causes and consequences of the agricultural and industrial revolutions, 1700-1850
3: The transformation of Eurasian societies in an era of global trade and rising European power, 1750-1870
4: Patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas, 1830-1914
5: Patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic domination, 1800-1914
6: Major global trends from 1750-1914