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  • Edward Ayers on the Civil War
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    Edward Ayers on the Civil War

    Historian Edward Ayers analyzed the difference between history and memory and discussed the important role that scholarship plays in public history. He also examined how the American public…

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  • Military History and the Civil War
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    Military History and the Civil War

    Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Kathryn Shively discussed the role of military history in the modern study of the Civil War. She also talked about how analyzing different aspects of…

    784 views
  • Causes of the Civil War
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    Causes of the Civil War

    Paul Quigley examined the various reasons for the outbreak of the Civil War and showed artifacts from the period that represent some of the causes. Mr. Quigley is the editor of the book, The…

    801 views
  • Southern Unionists in the Civil War
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    Southern Unionists in the Civil War

    Elizabeth Varon, author of, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, talked about Southern Unionists during the Civil War. She described efforts to aid the Union by Richmond spy…

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  • African Americans and the Civil War
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    African Americans and the Civil War

    Cassandra Newby-Alexander talked about her book, “Standing on the Precipice of Change: Virginia’s African American Fighters in the Civil War.” She explained the term “contraband” - often used for…

    359 views
  • Jon Meacham on the Civil War
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    Jon Meacham on the Civil War

    Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham talked about learning from history and how it can provide context for current events. He discussed his book, The Soul of America: The…

    1,146 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Politics and the Supreme Court
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    Abraham Lincoln, Politics, and the Supreme Court

    Rhodes College Professor Timothy Huebner described how Abraham Lincoln changed the Supreme Court during his presidency. He also analyzed the question of whether Lincoln “packed the court.”…

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  • White House of the Confederacy Part 2
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    White House of the Confederacy, Part 2

    This second of a two-part look at the wartime home of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis features the second floor of the mansion, where Davis spent many hours in his…

    855 views
  • White House of the Confederacy Part 1
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    White House of the Confederacy, Part 1

    During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved…

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  • Divided Families in the Civil War
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    Divided Families in the Civil War

    Amy Murrell Taylor discussed how families coped with divided loyalties between the Union and Confederacy before, during and after the Civil War. She is the author of The Divided Family in…

    907 views
  • Civil Wars Impact on Ordinary Americans
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    Civil War's Impact on Ordinary Americans

    Virginia Tech History Professor Emeritus James Robertson talked about the Civil War’s impact on ordinary civilians and soldiers. He is the author of Civil War Echoes: Voices from Virginia,…

    1,446 views
  • Common Civil War Soldiers
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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Historian and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Peter Carmichael presented a talk titled, “Will the Real Common Civil War Soldier Please Stand Up.” The Library of…

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  • Hospital Workers in Civil War America
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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.. The Library of…

    498 views
  • Children and the Civil War
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    Children and the Civil War

    University of Richmond professor Lauranett Lee discussed how children were affected during the Civil War era and compared this history to the continuing twenty-first century problem of war,…

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  • American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium Opening Remarks
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    American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Opening Remarks

    Historians gathered in Richmond, Virginia, to present talks on the lives of ordinary Americans during the Civil War.

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  • Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

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  • Discussion on Appomattox and the End of the Civil War
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    Appomattox and the End of the Civil War

    Linda Lipscomb, site director at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox, presented items connected to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant, and toured the museum’s…

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  • Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

    1,108 views
  • Confederate Monuments and Memorials
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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    James Loewen, author of Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong and other works talked about new perspectives on Confederate monuments. “Confederate Monuments: Modest Proposals” was part of…

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  • Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and forthcoming works on Tennessee and Mississippi monuments, talked about contrasts and comparisons of the wide range of Civil War…

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