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View Resource American Experience: War Letters

Based on the book by Andrew Carroll, War Letters is a television special airing on PBS on Sunday, May 26, at 9pm (Eastern Time). Revealing personal correspondence from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War, War Letters gives accounts of famous battles, intimate declarations of love and longing, heartbreaking "Dear John" letters from home, and much more. The accompanying Web site provides a...
View Resource Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars

There are many ways to explore the history of America's various military conflicts, and over the past decade or so, a number of fine organizations have plumbed the depths of their holdings to create insightful and compelling explorations of these affairs. Recently, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Legacy Project came together to create this collection of correspondence from over 200 years of...