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In January 1917, members of the National Woman's Party (NWP) became the first people to picket the White House. Protesting the government's failure to pass a constitutional amendment enfranchising women, NWP members, led by Alice Paul, began picketing the White House. Their purple, white, and gol
In this post, readers will see what a Civil War-era lithograph reveals about life in a prisoner of war camp early in the Civil War. The significance of the piece, however, lies both in that insight and in the contrast between living conditions in the camp in 1862 and in the later war years.