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    Book Discussion on Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, in which she recalls…

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    The Competing Loyalties of Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee was a conflicted man when he stood before the Virginia House of Delegates in 1861 to accept command of the state’s military forces. Exactly 150 years later,…

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    Person of the Year 1862, Part 1

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would…

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    Death of Stonewall Jackson

    James Robertson, author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, talked about the death of Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. On May 10,…

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    Battle of Chickamauga

    Will Glasco talked about the second bloodiest battle in the Civil War, the Battle of Chickamauga, which was fought in northwestern Georgia September 19-20, 1863. The campaign started with a…

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    Person of the Year 1862, Part 2

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would…

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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, Virginia. She was part of a pro-Union spy ring run by…

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    Person of the Year 1861, Part 1

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1861, who would…

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    President Jefferson and the Civil War

    Peter Onuf talked about President Thomas Jefferson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved…

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    Pre-Civil War Virginia Showdowns

    William Freehling talked about two pivotal showdowns in Virginia, the most populous slave state in the south prior to the Civil War: the 1832 General Assembly debate over abolishing slavery…

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    Civil War Christmas Traditions

    Catharine Wright talked about the evolution of Christmas traditions and about the many current American Christmas traditions that started during the Civil War era, including Santa Claus and…

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    Presidents Lincoln and Davis at Home

    William Seale, an independent scholar specializing in writing about and in the restoration of historic American buildings, compared the two White Houses in the nation between 1861 and 1865.…

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    White House of the Confederacy

    During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,”…

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    White House of the Confederacy, Part 1

    During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,”…

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    Remembering the Civil War

    Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, a volume in the Littlefield Series on the History of the Civil War Era.…

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    Naval Technology in the Civil War

    John Coski talked about the “arms race” between the Union and Confederate navies within the larger international context of revolutions in naval technology at that…

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    President Tyler and the Civil War

    Edward Crapol talked about President John Tyler and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved…

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    President Jackson and the Civil War

    William Freehling talked about President Andrew Jackson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The…

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    President Washington and the Civil War

    Anne Sarah Rubin talked about President George Washington and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The…

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    Southern Secession After South Carolina

    Waite Rawls talked about what the first seven states to secede from the Union did to assert their sovereignty, establish their governments, and prepare their military defenses. South…

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