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Return to book index Unit 4 : Conflict and Expansion (18501900)

More than 620,000 soldiers were killed in the Civil War—nearly as many as have died in all other wars the U. S. has fought combined. However, when it was over, the Union had been preserved, and nearly 4 million slaves had gained their freedom. As the United States worked to heal its wounds, focus shifted to westward expansion. Explore the literature and history of these turbulent times using the resources below.

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