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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Gary Gallagher on Grant and Lee

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing…

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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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    Studying Military History

    This week on The Civil War, the final session from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership…

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    Legacies of the Civil War

    Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the Civil War - the issues and controversies that are still being borne out today. Yale University s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of…

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    Book Discussion on Fighting for the Confederacy

    Panelists discussed Confederate officer Edward Porter Alexander’s memoir, Fighting for the Confederacy, which he wrote in the 1890s about his experiences and observations during the…

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    Emancipation During the Civil War

    Historian Gary Gallagher argued that the primary motive of the North during the Civil War was to preserve the “Union"-not to emancipate the slaves, but that Union forces were crucial…

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    The Competing Loyalties of Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee was a conflicted man when he stood before the Virginia House of Delegates in 1861 to accept command of the state’s military forces. Exactly 150 years later,…

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    Remembering the Civil War

    During the year the country marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, historian Gary Gallagher spoke about the ways in which the war was currently remembered. He…

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    The Home Front of the Civil War

    Professor Gary Gallagher moderated a roundtable discussion on how the Civil War impacted everyday life of American families and households, as well as America’s industry and…

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    The Geography of Emancipation

    The Society of Civil War Historians opened their second biennial meeting with a keynote address by Edward Ayers and Gary Gallagher at the Richmond Marriott. Their presentation was…

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    Book Discussion on Causes Won, Lost, and Forgiven

    Civil War historian Gary Gallagher talked about his book Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War, published by The University…

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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Gary Gallagher conducted a tour of the Antietam National Battlefield. The tour was given to high school history teachers from Taos, New Mexico, as part of a U.S. Department of…

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    In Depth with Gary Gallagher

    Gary Gallagher talked about his body of work on the U.S. Civil War and about his life, his career, and his interest in the Civil War. He also talked about American politics at the time…

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    Book Discussion on The American Civil War: 365 Days

    Margaret Wagner and Gary Gallagher talked about the book The American Civil War: 365 Days. Written by Ms. Wagner, with an introduction by Civil War historian Gary Gallagher, the book…

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    The Civil War

    The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year. On a panel titled The Civil War: Blacks and Whites, Soldiers…

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    Civil War Books Discussion

    As part of a University of Virginia sponsored conference on the Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, teaching faculty took part in a discussion of about 25 recently published Civil…

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    Book Discussion on Lee & His Army in Confederate History

    Professor Gallagher talked about his book, Lee & His Army in Confederate History, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book describes General Robert E. Lee and his…

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    Book Discussion on Fighting for the Confederacy

    Professor Gallagher talked about editing Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, published by the University of North Carolina Press in…

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