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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

A New Vision for the United States

Discover how a few key political issues in the 1850s gave birth to the Republican Party
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