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    Women and the Battle of Gettysburg

    Jared Frederick talked about the different accounts of women and their families during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He spoke about how the residents of the town, mainly women and…

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    John Coski on the Confederate Flag

    John Coski talked by telephone about the use and meaning of the Confederate flag. He talked about the recent events, and especially the discussions since the June 17, 2015, shooting at…

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    Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

    William Blair talked about the response of Northerners to “traitors,” including extra-judicial actions that led to the modification of judicial practices and extended into…

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    16th Connecticut Regiment's Final Year of War

    Lesley Gordon talked about the stories of common soldiers coming to terms with non-heroic roles. She is the author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War, about a…

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    Book Discussion on The Cause of All Nations

    Don Doyle talked about his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, in which he recounts the global reaction to the Civil War. In his book,…

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    Consequences of the Civil War

    Gregory Downs talked about the immediate period after Confederate surrender as an extension of wartime and through the lens of occupation. He is the author of After Appomattox:…

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    Book Discussion on The War That Forged a Nation and Lincoln's Last Speech

    James McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters, and Louis Masur, author of Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of…

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    Book Discussion on Sick from Freedom

    Jim Downs talked about his book Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction. “The Medical Crisis of Emancipation” was a…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Power of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. “Lincoln and the Press: The Last Full Measure” was a program of the 35th…

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    Book Discussion on Belligerent Muse

    Stephen Cushman talked about the Civil War writings of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, one of the subjects of his book, Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our…

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    Book Discussion on U.S. Grant

    Joan Waugh talked about her book U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, concentrating on the aftermath of the Civil War. “'The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again': U.S. Grant and the…

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    Why the North Won

    Terry L. Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse talked about how the North won the U.S. Civil War, what four years of fighting left unresolved, and why the Civil War has remained so…

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    U.S. Colored Troops and Voting Rights

    Asa Gordon talked aboutthe role of the U.S. Colored Troops in establishing voting rights after the Civil War.

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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

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    Appomattox and the End of the Civil War

    Linda Lipscomb, site director at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox, presented items connected to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant, and toured…

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    Reconstruction in Tennessee

    Historians talked about the Reconstruction era and the various ways historians have viewed the period over time. They also spoke about Reconstruction in Tennessee, and how some…

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    Traveling Blacksmith Forge

    John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of two years using plans from the 1860s provided by the National Archives. Scenes of a…

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    Religion and the Civil War

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about the Civil War and whether the conflict brought an end to the dominance of religion in American culture, making the U.S. a more secular nation. He…

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    Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel

    G. William Quatman talked about Union Army Major General Godfrey Weitzel and his role in the fall of Richmond and the end of the U.S. Civil War. Born in Germany, Godfrey Weitzel immigrated…

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    African Americans and Study of the Civil War

    Daryl Scott talked about the evolution of how African Americans have viewed the Civil War and offered his own perspective on why more African Americans don’t study the topic. He…

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