Edward L. Ayers

c. July 1, 2007 - Present President, University of Richmond Videos: 13 c. June 1, 2008 - Present Co-Host, 19th Century , BackStory with the American History Guys Videos: 3 c. March 27, 1999 - Present Professor, History, University of Virginia Videos: 7

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    A Spy in the Confederate White House

    Panelists talked about Mary Elizabeth Bowser, a former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate capital of Richmond,…

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    Person of the Year 1863

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve…

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    Book Discussion on Freedom National

    James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he…

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    Inaugurations in American History

    Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History…

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