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  • The Senate Conflict and Compromise
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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.

    7,675 views
  • District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862
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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…

    308 views
  • Richard Norton Smith Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford Discuss emThe Presidentsem
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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.

    1,731 views
  • Washington Journal Douglas Brinkley Edna Greene Medford and Richard Norton Smith Discuss emThe Presidentsem
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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.

    732 views
  • Women During the Civil War
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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…

    461 views
  • Creating the Lincoln Memorial
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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…

    887 views
  • QA with Douglas Brinkley Edna Greene Medford and Russell Shorto
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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.

    865 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Sarah Josepha Hale and Thanksgiving
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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…

    623 views
  • Edna Medford on Frederick Douglasss Reaction to Civil Rights Cases Decision
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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…

    251 views
  • Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass and Senator Charles Sumner
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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.

    254 views
  • President Andrew Johnsons Legacy
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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…

    1,048 views
  • Abraham Lincolns Friendships
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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.

    891 views
  • Freedmen During Reconstruction
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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…

    1,028 views
  • Reconstruction After Lincolns Assassination
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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.…

    992 views
  • Johnston and Shermans April 1865 Meeting
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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…

    1,292 views
  • Washington Journal Historians Discuss CSPANs Survey on Presidential Leadership
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    C-SPAN's Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership

    Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results of C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section…

    4,946 views
  • Legacy of Reconstruction
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    Legacy of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the legacy of Reconstruction. They speculated on Abraham Lincoln’s plans for the post-Civil War period had he not been assassinated, and they discussed…

    1,360 views
  • Grants Terms of Surrender at Appomattox
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    Grant's Terms of Surrender at Appomattox

    Joan Waugh talked about how Union General Ulysses S. Grant conducted the surrender at Appomattox and sought to foster an atmosphere of reconciliation with the defeated Confederates. She…

    1,000 views
  • AfricanAmerican Religion
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    African-American Religion

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in the lives of African Americans. “What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference…

    1,316 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation
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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about her book, Lincoln and Emancipation. “Undeclared Partners for Freedom: Lincoln, African Americans and the Emancipation Struggle” was part of the Abraham Lincoln…

    459 views
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