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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…