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    Congress and Civil War Peace Terms

    Gregory Downs talked about the role of Congress following the end of the Civil War. Professor downs said that when Congress met in December of 1865, occupation of the South,…

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    Congress and the End of Slavery

    Virginia Tech history professor Peter Wallensetin talked about the reconvening of Congress following the Civil War and how it attempted to address the end of slavery. br/…

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    Freedmen, Poverty, and Reconstruction

    Carole Emberton talked about the pervasion of poverty among freed slaves during Reconstruction. She described the government’s attempt to provide aid by establishing the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Anniversary Dinner

    William Allman and William Seale talked about the facts and stories surrounding the British burning of the White House. White House curator William Allman told the story of the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg

    Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, William Seale

    William Seale spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Pamela Scott

    Pamela Scott spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Kenneth Bowling

    Kenneth Bowling spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Ralph Eshelman

    Ralph Eshelman spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Holly Shulman

    Holly Shulman spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Steve Vogel

    Steve Vogel spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Donald Hickey

    Donald Hickey spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, John Stagg

    John Stagg spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Alan Taylor

    Alan Taylor spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Catherine Allgor

    Catherine Allgor spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Andrew Lambert

    Andrew Lambert spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. br/ “American Under Fire:…

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    Historical Accuracy of the Movie Lincoln

    Matthew Pinsker talked about Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, analyzing what was fact and what was Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker spoke about the historical significance of the…

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    War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz

    Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died. The concept of war crimes…

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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Anne Sarah Rubin talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea and the concept of “civilized war.” In November and December 1864, General Sherman…

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    Old Hall of the House of Representatives

    Richard Chenoweth presented his forensic reconstruction of the Old Hall of the House of Representatives as it appeared prior to the burning of the Capitol in 1814. Mr. Chenoweth said…

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