States' rights, or sovereignty, was always more a means than an end, an instrument to achieve a certain goal more than a principle.
The archive of this popular weekly newspaper highlights only the Civil War years. Although Brady himself actually may have taken only a few photographs of the war, he employed many of the other well-known photographers before and during the war.
Of all these interpretations, the states'-rights argument is perhaps the weakest. It was also forged in the experience of hunger, disease, blood and death shared for four years by the Union and Confederacy alike. This is an essential resource for any study of naval operations in the war.
We're all Americans. Lee 's Confederate incursion north ended at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Imperfect in practice over the next years, voting rights finally gained protection through the Civil Rights Act, ensuring that bigotry could never again disenfranchise any U.