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    American Leaders and the Issues of 1861

    The evening before the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, historians spoke about leadership and the troubling issues of 1861. Edward Ayres projected some graphics as he talked…

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    Volunteers in Blue and Gray

    Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from…

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    Book Discussion on The Dogs of War

    Thomas Emory talked about the start of the Civil War and he addressed the question of why both North and South decided to fight. He is the author of a book called The Dogs of…

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    Who Cared About States' Rights?

    Barbara Fields talked about the concept of states' rights and how the advocates changed according to expedience. “Who Cared About States' Rights?” was part of the Lowcountry…

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    South Carolina Secession, Part 2

    A panel was held on the secession of South Carolina from the Union on December 20, 1860. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, shortly after the 1860 election of…

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    South Carolina Secession, Part 1

    A panel was held on the secession of South Carolina from the Union on December 20, 1860. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, shortly after the 1860 election of…

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