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New Civil War Topic and a chance to give feedback


We have a few new things for you to try, and we really need your feedback on one of them. 

Let us know what you think!

Only a few more days to try the Activity Prototype! Testing ends July 28th, so sign in, try out a few pages, then let us know what you think by filling out this survey – it should only take 4 minutes. Your feedback is key to building a better experience for all volunteers.

To learn more, read the instructions on History Hub.

New: Civil War Topic 

Are you a Civil War buff or hoping to become one? The new Civil War Topic groups together pages from four existing Campaigns so you can focus on this important historical period and its consequences. The new Topic includes materials from "Walt Whitman at 200", "Letters to Lincoln", "Civil War Soldiers: 'Disabled but not disheartened'", and the diaries of "Clara Barton: "Angel of the Battlefield".

Speaking of Topics, have you tried Suffrage?

In June we created the "Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote" Topic, which brings together the papers of movement leaders Mary Church Terrell, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Anna E. Dickinson. We'll launch a Suffrage Challenge in the coming weeks. Get inspired by taking a look at these incredible collections!

Progress update

Thanks for taking part in By the People. We're so impressed with this community's progress. Since our launch nine months ago volunteers have worked on 56,763 pages, over 6,200 of which are now published on Great job!

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