American Civil War Years: The Michigan Experience Web Series
"Michael J. Thorp is the host of The Michigan Experience. He along with news anchors from commercial stations around the state have joined us in the telling of Michigan's involvement in one of the most important events in American History. While every eighth grader in Michigan is taught the civil war, Michigan's tremendous contribution has become a part of lost history. We contributed over 90,000 men and one woman Sarah Emma Edmonds from Flint Michigan. There was General George Armstrong Custer who was from Monroe, Michigan. It was Michigan Senator Jacob Howard who had a large hand in penning the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. Nearly 15,000 brave and patriotic men gave their lives to preserve the Union. The Michigan Experience: The American Civil War Years offers viewers an unprecedented look at the hidden and forgotten stories of the lives of Michigan men and women and how they made sense of their role in the Civil War by telling stories using the narrative mode of living historians." ~ Rodney W. Brown Executive Producer American Civil War Years
The United States Library of Congress has selected the American Civil War Years website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.