King/Kaminsky

During and after the Civil War, African Americans shaped the war and its consequences by fighting in the war directly, changing the idealism of the war from preserving the union to freeing the slaves, and by greatly increasing the power of the Republican party.

African Americans fought in the war

7/17/1862
10/27/1862
1/1/1863
3/30/1863
5/27/1863
7/18/1863
4/12/1864
9/29/1864
3/13/1865

African Americans changed the idealism of or after the war

7/22/1861
8/6/1861
3/13/1862
7/19/1862
9/22/1862
4/11/1865
6/19/1865

African Americans increased the power of the Republican party

6/15/1864
3/3/1865
12/6/1865
1866
1866
4/9/1866
1868
7/9/1868
2/3/1870
2/25/1870
2/25/1870

Civil War

4/12/1861 - 8/9/1865