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  • Discussion on the Battle Hymn of the Republic
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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original publication as a call-and-response folk hymn which…

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  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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

    Harvard University Professor John Stauffer talks about African Americans and the Civil War. He examines Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, focusing on the president’s claim that secession…

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  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War
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    Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Despite a federal law banning black soldiers from serving in the U.S. Army, they nonetheless fought during the Civil War in both northern and southern regiments. John Stauffer spoke about their wartime role and…

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  • emThe State of Jonesem
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    The State of Jones

    Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer talked about their book The State of Jones (Doubleday; June 23, 2009). The book recounts an insurrection against the Confederacy by residents of Jones County,…

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    Giants

    John Stauffer spoke about his book Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (Twelve; November 3, 2008). In his book he recounts the personal and political lives…

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