Person of the Year 1862, Part 2

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.

The remaining three historians campaigned for their candidates in this second 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. Professor McPherson nominated Admiral David Farragut; General Mountcastle nominated General George McClellan; Professor Thomas nominated General Robert E. Lee, who the audience then voted as Person of the Year 1862.

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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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2012
Last Aired:
Apr 5, 2012

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  • Feb 25, 2012 | 12:41pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2012 | 9:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2012 | 4:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 04, 2012 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2012 | 4:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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