The Gettysburg Commemoration
By Eric London and Jerry White, 8 July 2013
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin attempted to strip the American Civil War of its revolutionary significance in her keynote speech at celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
By Andre Damon, 6 July 2013
In this video, workers, guests and volunteers at the Gettysburg National Military Park speak about the lasting significance of the Civil War and the ongoing attacks on American democracy.
“The entire future of democracy was hanging in the balance”
By Andre Damon, 4 July 2013
In an interview with the WSWS, Civil War historian Allen Guelzo explains the world historical significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s subsequent Gettysburg Address.
By Jerry White in Gettysburg, 4 July 2013
Workers and young people visiting the Gettysburg battlefields contrasted the powerful democratic ideals of Lincoln and the Union forces with government spying, war and inequality in contemporary America.
By Eric London in Gettysburg, 3 July 2013
Conversations about the historical significance of the war and of the Battle of Gettysburg abound, and discussions quickly turn to broader topics.
“There is going to be another civil war”
By Jerry White in Gettysburg, 2 July 2013
In conversations about the Civil War, several people who spoke to the WSWS contrasted the ideals fought for by Lincoln with the inequality and destruction of democratic rights in contemporary America.
Two milestones in world history
By Joseph Kishore, 1 July 2013
The American Revolution and the Civil War were two of the great events in world history, advancing democratic principles that are everywhere under assault today.
By Tom Mackaman, 1 July 2013
On July 1, 2 and 3, 1863, the bloodiest battle in the history of North America took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the midst of the Civil War.