Posts Tagged ‘Civil War’

According to the New York Times: The off-again-on-again civil war in Burundi that killed more than 200,000 people officially came to an end on Wednesday as the last of its rebel groups formally became a political party. According to the African Union, which has led peace efforts, 3,500 members of the rebel group, the National […]

  Many runaway slaves, who were mandated to work for Confederate military forts during the Civil War, along with “stay-in-place” slaves (stay at slaveowners’ homes) served as spies for the Union and provided a steady stream of information that saved the lives of Union soldiers and fellow slaves. These African-American spies did this while risking their own lives. […]