Lincoln’s Republican Platform Encouraged Immigration

One small sentence.  That’s really all that is needed to explain it.  Although much has been written about how the party of Abraham Lincoln...

Lincoln Cottage Exhibit on Lincoln and Immigrants in the Civil War Era

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook The summer of 1864 was one of the bloodiest in American history. Against a background of the horrible...
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The Washington Arsenal Explosion: Irish Women & Girls Killed Recklessly

Join The Immigrants’ Civil War on Facebook The Washington Arsenal was the lifeblood of the Union Army of the Potomac. Every day, the “girls” who...

The 14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship for Children of Immigrants

Join The Immigrants’ Civil War on Facebook When the Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia in 1787, its protections were not extended to African Americans and...
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When the 14th Amendment stalled, a Scottish immigrant stepped up

At the end of 1865, Congress created the Joint Committee on Reconstruction to deal with the states which had been part of the Confederate...

The Immigrants’ Civil War Table of Contents

The Immigrants’ Civil War is a series that examines the role of immigrants in our bloodiest war. Articles will appear twice monthly between 2011...

Immigrants, Race, and Emancipation

Follow The Immigrants’ Civil War on Facebook. On January 1, 1863 President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. These articles from The Immigrants’ Civil War...

Immigrants in the Reconstruction Era

This page provides links to articles on immigrants in the Reconstruction Era 1865 to 1877. 1. German General Carl Schurz Begins His Investigation of the...