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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal…

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    Book Discussion on A Dangerous Stir

    Mark Wahlgren Summers talked about his book A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction, in which he presents his observations on Reconstruction policy following the…

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    Civil War's End and Aftermath

    James McPherson spoke about his book, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, and the end of the Civil War. He also spoke about how the conflict was still relevant 150 years…

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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Jeff Shaara talked about the key actions and decisions of the commanders on both sides of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea, including Grant, Sherman,…

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    Surrender of the Confederacy

    Gary Gallagher talked about General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the conclusion of the war, and the Confederate army’s perspective on the reasons for their…

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    Civil War in 1865

    Aaron Sheehan-Dean spoke on the events of the last months of the Civil War, the participants' experiences, and the post-war world. He discussed the perspectives of the white…

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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

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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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