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  • Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom
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    Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom

    Clemson University history Professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness for plaintiffs in voting rights cases in South Carolina and Texas. Professor Burton also…

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  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

    1,127 views
  • 14th Amendment and Reconstruction
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    14th Amendment and Reconstruction

    A panel of historians took questions on the 14th Amendment and Reconstruction era. This question and answer session was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

    395 views
  • Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights
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    Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights

    Vernon Burton and Peyton McCrary talked about historians' roles as expert witnesses, especially for civil rights cases. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

    249 views
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

    571 views
  • Idea of Southern Identity
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    Idea of Southern Identity

    Clemson history professor Orville Vernon Burton spoke to university students about the southern identity in an introduction to his class on the history and culture of the U.S. South. The…

    1,291 views
  • Career of Historian James McPherson
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    Career of Historian James McPherson

    Professor Burton chaired a panel discussion on the career of historian and author James McPherson. The panelists, including friends, colleagues, and former students of the noted Civil War historian,…

    657 views
  • Volunteers in Blue and Gray
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    Volunteers in Blue and Gray

    Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…

    558 views
  • President Lincoln and Secession
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    President Lincoln and Secession

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about President Lincoln and the problem of secession. Prior to the start of the Civil War, Washington, D.C., was deeply focused on the issues of secession and slavery. President Lincoln fought to…

    712 views
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    Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

    Julia Keller talked about her book Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It (Viking; May 29, 2008) with Vernon Burton. Mr.…

    435 views
  • The American Revolutions Infuence on Lincoln
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    The American Revolution's Infuence on Lincoln

    The panel talked about how the legacies of the American Revolution effected President Abraham Lincoln’s decision making in the Civil War. Topics included a comparison between the two wars, the idea that the…

    389 views
  • Land of Lincoln
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    Land of Lincoln

    Authors held a panel discussion about President Abraham Lincoln. Gary Johnson moderated. Co-moderator Eileen Mackevich also contributed her thoughts. The panelists responded to questions from members of the…

    157 views
  • emThe Age of Lincolnem
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    The Age of Lincoln

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. In his book Professor Burton explores Lincoln and his legacy from the vantage point of not only the…

    170 views
  • Presidential Leadership
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    Presidential Leadership

    Orville Burton and Richard Brookhiser talked about their books with Gary Johnson. Orville Vernon Burton is the author of The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the…

    89 views
  • Summer Reading Vernon Burton
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    Summer Reading: Vernon Burton

    Vernon Burton spoke about his new book The Age of Lincoln and his summer reading plans.

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  • emThe Age of Lincolnem
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    The Age of Lincoln

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the cultural, political, social, and economic background to Lincoln’s presidency. Professor Burton argues…

    82 views
  • Discrimination in Voting Historical Overview
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    Discrimination in Voting: Historical Overview

    The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The privately…

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