Final Farewells: Signing a Yearbook on the Eve of the Civil War

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Final Farewells: Signing a Yearbook on the Eve of the Civil War

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In lesson from the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, students examine a primary source that might seem both familiar and strange: a yearbook from Rutgers in 1860, complete with farewell messages from classmates. On close study, the messages from reveal much about the complexities …