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Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

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Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

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970L
Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Labor and Management: How do they Come to Terms? (2012)

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The International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) strike in the early 1900s was inspired by poor working conditions and low wages.

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High
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00:28
Labor and Management: How do they Come to Terms?

Reconstructing a Nation (2007)

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Emancipation was only the beginning of a long road to freedom for those released from slavery. Following the Civil War, an immense economic and political effort was undertaken, focused on reunifying the divided nation.

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High
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00:28
Reconstructing a Nation