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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and explore the relationship between the two men. Although the two men met on 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, about the 16th president’s relationship with the media. In his book, the…

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    Presidential Campaign of 1864

    Panelists talked about factors that had an impact on President Lincoln’s re-election campaign in 1864. They spoke about President Lincoln’s expansion of presidential war powers…

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer

    Harold Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, in which he examines Abraham Lincoln’s relationships with the press. He…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln

    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 as the…

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    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Historians and authors talked about the events and circumstances around Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication ceremony of Soldiers' National…

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    U.S. Colored Troops

    Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil…

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    New York City Draft Riots

    Author Barnet Schecter talked about the causes, progression, and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in…

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    President Lincoln in Film and Fact

    Harold Holzer spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He talked about his books: The Civil War…

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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2

    John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July…

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    The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part 1

    Harold Holzer spoke about Civil War artifacts featured in his book, The Civil War in 50 Objects, which were drawn from the New York Historical Society’s collection. Objects in…

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    Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and U.S. Colored Troops

    Scholars talked about the contributions, sacrifices, and challenges faced by African Americans who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Under the terms of the…

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    American Popular Art

    Art experts discuss the lives and cultural impact of Sculptor John Rogers and painter Norman Rockwell, two of most popular and commercially successful American artists of all…

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    Harold Holzer on President Lincoln

    Harold Holzer talked about President Lincoln’s surge in popularity and what Lincoln’s political legacy means today. Topics included the causes of the resurgence of…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln: The Screenplay

    Tony Kushner, author of the screenplay for the motion picture, “Lincoln,” and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a…

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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1

    Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3,…

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    Steven Spielberg on 149th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

    Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating President Lincoln"s Gettysburg Address delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National…

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    Book Discussion on War on the Waters

    Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and…

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    Harold Holzer on the Battle of Antietam

    Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President Lincoln. Topics included his relations with the troops, foreign relations, the Emancipation…

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