Person of the Year 1863

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 1863, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? Five historians each nominated someone for the title, giving their arguments and responding to questions from members of the audience. Ed Ayers nominated the U.S. Colored Troops, Joe Glatthaar nominated General U.S. Grant, Bob Krick nominated General “Stonewall” Jackson, Tom Sebrell nominated British Foreign Secretary Lord John Russell, and Jennifer Weber nominated Representative Clement L. Vallandingham of Ohio, a leader of the anti-war Democrats called “Copperheads.”

The audience then voted for Person of the Year 1863.

The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2013 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia, the co-sponsor. close

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

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  • Robert K. Krick Chief Historian (Former) Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
  • S. Waite Rawls III President and CEO Museum of the Confederacy
  • Thomas E. Sebrell II Lecturer University of London, Queen Mary College->School of History
  • Jennifer L. Weber Associate Professor University of Kansas->History Department
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311051-2
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 3, 2013
Last Aired:
Apr 4, 2013

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  • Apr 03, 2013 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 04, 2013 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 04, 2013 | 5:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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