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By Martin W Sandler

For a hundred and fifty years the digicam, within the fingers of either pros and amateurs, has been a constant eyewitness to the demanding situations the rustic has confronted and to the folks who've formed its triumphs. images has captured the great thing about an untamed land and recorded the force and ingenuity that settled the continent, reworked the younger state into an business great, and improved its horizons into the heavens. The digital camera has preserved the typical goings-on that, in spite of everything, are the center of each society. most vital, photographers have recorded the indomitable spirit of our humans.

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Generations of Americans would wrestle with the aftermath of the war between the states. At the same time, however, war not only brought immense the end of the relief but un- leashed a spirit of restlessness that had been contained by almost total preoccupation with the long national nightmare. At the heart of this restlessness to move was the innate American urge new opportunities, and on, to seek most specifically settling the to explore the possibilities of immense lands in the West. has been argued that the challenge of the vast, monumental West had a profound, even formative, influence on the American spirit.

Abolitionists, such as William Lloyd Garrison, James G. Birney, and Theodore Weld, fired the flames of the antislavery crusades while southern apologists dug in their heels in defense of their THE CIVIL WAR 3 1 way of life. Photographer unknown Petersburg, Virginia, 1864 appearance on the battlefields sometimes entailed arady's more than either he or his subjects could envision. In June of 1864, for example, while standing with Union an artillery unit if he would pose his troops for one of Brady's assistants.

Fifth, a general sleeping . Outside Ogden. Utah, 1869 4 6 M O \ I N G WEST A.

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