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    District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862

    Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The act freed about 3,100 slaves in the nation’s capital and compensated owners up to $300 for…

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    Lincoln, Douglass, and Emancipation

    Historians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on emancipating those held in slavery. They tracked their…

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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    Historians Edna Greene Medford and Vernon Burton discussed the debate over Confederate monuments and memorials and shared their opinions on when such statues should be removed and what to do with…

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    Confederate Monuments

    Civil War scholars Gary Gallagher, Edna Greene Medford, and Elizabeth Varon discussed the current debate surrounding Confederate monuments. They offered their ideas on how to display and…

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    Women During the Civil War

    A group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on class, race and geography. They examined the relationship between Union generals and their…

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    First Ladies Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, and Julia Tyler

    Edna Greene Medford and Taylor Stoermer talked about the life and influence of first ladies Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, and Julia Tyler. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Among the…

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    The Presidents

    Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley, and Edna Greene Medford talked C-SPAN’s The Presidents, each of whom contributed to the new book.

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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Civil War scholar Edna Greene Medford talked about Abraham Lincoln’s approach to abolishing slavery and examined views of emancipation in the North and South. This event was part of the the…

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    The Senate: Conflict and Compromise

    This C-SPAN Original Production look inside the U.S. Senate explores its history, traditions, and constitutional powers.

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    Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford, and Richard Norton Smith on The Presidents

    Historians Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford and Richard Norton Smith discussed C-SPAN’s book, The Presidents.

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    Creating the Lincoln Memorial

    The dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., took place in 1922, almost 60 years after Abraham Lincoln’s death. Harold Holzer talked about his book, Monument Man: The Life and Art…

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    Q&A with Douglas Brinkley, Edna Medford and Russell Shorto

    Historians Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford, and Russell Shorto talked about what it means to be an American.

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    Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

    Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She also reflected…

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    Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass's Reaction to Civil Rights Cases Decision

    Historian Edna Medford talked about abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, including his speech at Lincoln Hall in…

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    Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass and Senator Charles Sumner

    Historian Edna Medford talked about abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s relationship with Senator Charles Sumner and their work on the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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    President Andrew Johnson's Legacy

    Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the nation’s 17th president who took office following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. Professor…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Friendships

    Scholars talked about Abraham Lincoln’s friendships, both before and after he became president. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Reconstruction After Lincoln's Assassination

    Frank Williams talked about politics and culture after President Lincoln’s assassination and the Reconstruction Era that followed. This talk was part of the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.…

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    Johnston and Sherman's April 1865 Meeting

    Craig Symonds and John Marszalek talked about the April 1865 meeting between Union General William Sherman and Confederate General Joseph Johnston, where Johnston surrendered the last major Confederate…

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