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    Q&A with Stephen Puleo

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War, about Senator Charles Sumner’s 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent caning on the Senate floor by Representative Preston Brooks. Brooks struck Sumner more than thirty times on the head, face, and shoulders, shattering his cane. Mr. Puleo talked about the personal stories of the two men, and the impact of this event over the next four years.

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    On the Road with School Bus: Battles in American History

    A compilation of School Bus vignettes was shown highlighting a number of historic U.S. battlefields. Included were Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania; Alamance Battleground, Burlington, North Carolina; Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina; Chalmette Battlefield, New Orleans, Louisiana; San Jacinto Battleground, Pasadena, Texas; Battle of Franklin, Tennessee; and Chickamauga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

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    Battle at Guilford Courthouse

    John Durham visited the battlefield and talked about the Battle at Guildford County Courthouse, a Revolutionary War battle fought on March 15, 1781. He also spoke about Major General Nathanael Greene and why his strategy was important to the outcome of this battle. Major General Nathanael Greene led a group of 4,500 American troops and militiamen against the British, and the battle is credited for weakening British forces so much that it led to Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. Greensboro, North Carolina, is named after Nathanael Greene because of his impact on the area during the Revolutionary War.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Greensboro, North Carolina, from January 19-22, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 

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