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Why 300 Women Sparked Riots in Confederate Streets

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Why 300 Women Sparked Riots in Confederate Streets

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Unlike the North, the South did not provide for its people during the Civil War, and after years of suffering and starvation, civilians began to revolt.

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Millions of dollars worth of Confederate currency. Sheet music filled with boasts of triumph. J.E.B. Stuart's handgun. Smithsonian curators have collected thousands of objects from the Civil War, which collectively offer a rich understanding of the South's viewpoint during this pivotal era in American history. Join country music singer Trace Adkins, whose ancestor fought for the South, as he follows the rise and fall of the Confederacy, from the men who fought to define freedom on their own terms to those who were caught in the wake of war.

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