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    Bacon's Rebellion, Part 2

    Historian Robert Dunkerly talked about the effects of Nathaniel Bacon’s violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia. In the second part of this two-part…

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    Bacon's Rebellion, Part 1

    Robert Dunkerly talked about the causes of Nathaniel Bacon’s violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia. In the first part of this two-part class he spoke…

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    Surratt Family of Maryland

    Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes…

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    African Americans and the War of 1812

    Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812, and the choice many faced between joining the U.S. or the British, who offered to free…

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    Virginia Following World War II

    Ronald Heinemann talked about Virginia following World War II, and the social and political conservatism made the state resistant to change. Professor Heinemann argued that despite…

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    Martha Jefferson Randolph

    Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello, and discussed the impact and importance of Thomas Jefferson’s…

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    Book Discussion on A Nation of Deadbeats

    Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, in which he argues that consumer debt has underpinned almost every…

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    The Civil War Seven Days' Battles

    University of Virginia history professor Gary Gallagher talks about the Seven Days' Battles, a series of conflicts fought during the last week of June 1862. In those battles, Confederate…

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    Eastern Indians and the Land

    In this program, anthropologist Helen Rountree uses her many years of scientific and historic research to describe how natives of the Virginia piedmont region made use of their environment…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and McClellan

    John Waugh spoke about the complex relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan from the early days of the Civil War when the president appointed General…

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    Book Discussion on Inventing George Washington

    Edward Lengel, editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington, explores the mythologies created to transform the first American president into a national symbol. Mr. Lengel…

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    The Battle of Hue City

    Lieutenant General Ron Christmas (Ret.) presented a first-hand account of the Battle of Hue City. In 1968 the North Vietnamese and their Viet Cong allies staged attacks across South…

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    Book Discussion on Mr. Lincoln Goes to War

    William Marvel talked about his book, Mr. Lincoln Goes to War, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book takes a new look at the Civil War and faults both Abraham Lincoln and…

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    Virginians in the White House

    Edward Crapol and Daniel Preston talked about their books about John Tyler and James Monroe. Edward Crapol is the author of John Tyler, the Accidental President, published by The…

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    Book Discussion on The Confederate Battle Flag

    John Coski talked about his book The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem, published by Belknap Press. In his book the author chronicled the history of the…

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    Book Discussion on Warren Beatty: A Private Man

    Suzanne Finstad talked about her biography Warren Beatty: A Private Man, published by Harmony Books. It chronicles both the private life and career of the movie actor. The author…

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    Hamilton vs. Jefferson

    Former students debated republican and federalist viewpoints of post-Revolutionary America and related the lessons of the historical arguments to contemporary American society. Alumni…

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    Book Discussion on Unwise Passions: The First Great Scandal of America

    Mr. Crawford discussed his book Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America, published by Simon and Schuster. The…

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    Book Discussion on American City, Southern Place

    Mr. Kimball discussed some of the themes of his book American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond, published by the University of Georgia Press. The…

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    Book Discussion on Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey

    Mr. Bryan and Mr. Lankford talked about the book they co-edited, Robert Knox Sneden’s Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey, published by Free Press. Union private and…

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