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    Cultural Heritage and Confederate Monuments

    Professor Scott Nesbit talked about historic preservation and the debate over southern cultural heritage sites, such as the tearing down or the relocation of Civil War monuments and markers…

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    Land Use During Reconstruction

    Professor Adam Dean talks about plans and proposals for land use and redistribution in the South and West during Reconstruction. He argued that a northern agrarian ideal was imposed on…

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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction…

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    General Grant and the Continuing Civil War

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about General Ulysses S. Grant’s career after the Civil War. Professor Simpson spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the…

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    Origins of the Lost Cause

    Historians talked about the role of Jubal Early and John B. Gordon in the origins of the “Lost Cause.” They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the…

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    Return of the Confederate Veteran

    Historians spoke about the return of Confederate veterans across the South after the end of the Civil War. They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016…

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    Reconstruction in the North

    Professor Andrew Slap talked about the process of reconstruction in the North. Professor Slap spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference…

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    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Conference

    The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania hosted a conference on Reconstruction and the legacy of the Civil War. Authors, historians, and professors discussed…

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    Interpreting Reconstruction

    Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park…

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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Panelists talked about the opportunities and challenges for the African American community in the South and the West during Reconstruction. They spoke about topics such as the role of…

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    General Sherman's March to the Sea

    Todd Groce talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s background, his “March to the Sea” campaign, and how General Sherman is remembered. He described…

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    Book Discussion on Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades

    Susannah Ural talked about her book Don’t Hurry Me Down To Hades: Soldiers and Families in America’s Civil War, in which she draws upon letters and diary entries to tell the…

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    Burning of the Shenandoah Valley

    Eric Campbell describes the activities of the Union Army in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 as they moved through region and burned anything that could be of use to the Confederates. He…

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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

    Jeffry Wert talked about the Confederate and Union generals who engaged in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He spoke about how the commanding generals in the region, Ulysses S.…

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    1864 Atlanta Campaign

    Richard McMurry talked about the Civil War battles around Atlanta in 1864 and compared the strategies of Confederate commanders Joseph E. Johnston and his successor John Bell…

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    Myth of the Lost Cause

    Edward Bonekemper talked about his book The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, in which he examines post-war arguments made by former…

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    Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

    Jeff Adelson joined by phone to talk about the debate over the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

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    Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion

    Ian Crawford gave a tour of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion and talked about the impact of the Civil War on the Jeminson family and the nearly 20 slaves who maintained the…

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    Robert O’Connell talked about his book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman. In his book, Mr. O’Connell describes General Sherman’s life as…

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    Union and Emancipation in the Civil War

    Professor Tracy McKenzie talked about the evolving Northern war aims, between unionism and emancipation, during the Civil War. He described how public support for emancipation…

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