Person of the Year 1862, Part 1

Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same… read more

Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.

Two of the historians campaigned for their candidates in this first half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krick nominated General Stonewall Jackson. Professor Blight nominated Frederick Douglass.

The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • David W. Blight Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
  • Robert K. Krick Chief Historian (Former) Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
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304446-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2012
Last Aired:
Apr 5, 2012

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  • Feb 25, 2012 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2012 | 11:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2012 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2012 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 04, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2012 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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