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  • Life Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
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    Life Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

    In the sixteenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Abraham Lincoln were discussed. Mr. Long and Professor Medford talked about Lincoln’s election as the first Republican…

    6,946 views
  • QA with Edna Greene Medford
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    Q&A with Edna Greene Medford

    Edna Greene Medford talked about the state of scholarship on the life and career of Abraham Lincoln. She said President Lincoln must be looked at in the context of his era. She responded to…

    996 views
  • Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration
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    Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration

    Edna Medford talked about the political climate of America during President Buchanan’s term, which ended immediately before the start of the Civil War but included the secession of South…

    646 views
  • Lincoln Summer White House
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    Lincoln Summer White House

    Historians spoke about President Lincoln’s summer retreat cottage located near the Soldiers Home in Washington, D.C. The cottage was used as Lincoln’s Summer White House much as Camp David is used by current…

    960 views
  • Lincoln and the Soldiers Vote in 1864
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    Lincoln and the Soldiers' Vote in 1864

    Judge Williams, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, talked about the reasons that 70 percent of the soldiers of the Union Army voted for Lincoln in the 1864 election.…

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  • Emancipation in the District of Columbia
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    Emancipation in the District of Columbia

    The panel talked about how the process of emancipation played out in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia had a deeply entrenched slavery culture, notable for having one of the largest escape of slaves…

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  • Lincoln Cottage
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    Lincoln Cottage

    A tour was given of Abraham Lincoln’s cottage at the Soldier’s Home. The Soldier’s Home was founded in 1851 and served as a residence for disabled military veterans in Washington, D.C.…

    299 views
  • Historical Presidential Leadership Survey
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    Historical Presidential Leadership Survey

    Edna Greene Medord and Richard Norton Smith talked about the release of the results of C-SPAN’s second Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section of presidential historians…

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  • Black Reaction to Emancipation Proclamation
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    Black Reaction to Emancipation Proclamation

    Edna Medford talked about the reaction of free black and slave to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. She also talked about the participation of free blacks in Northern…

    533 views
  • Lincoln Cottage ReOpening
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    Lincoln Cottage Re-Opening

    A grand re-opening ceremony was held for President Lincoln’s Cottage at the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument as part of the beginning of the two-year celebration of the bicentennial of…

    579 views
  • Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview
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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

    570 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview

    Professor Splaine reviewed the context of the debates and the significance for its constitutional arguments concerning slavery. Professor Simon talked about the significance of the setting for…

    528 views
  • 150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision
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    150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision

    Professor Mark Graber talked about the Dred Scott case and its impact on the law and American history. Archival video clips of current Supreme Court Justices commenting on the Dred Scott case…

    1,561 views
  • Writings of B Washington and Du Bois
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    Writings of B. Washington and Du Bois

    Guests examined the history of the early struggle for civil rights and the development of modern black culture through the writings of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Among the topics…

    3,642 views
  • Writings of Frederick Douglass
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    Writings of Frederick Douglass

    Guests examined the history of slavery and freedom in 19th century America through the life and writings of Frederick Douglass. After escaping slavery, Douglass wrote Narrative of the Life…

    4,080 views
  • After Words with Simon Schama
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    After Words with Simon Schama

    Simon Schama was interviewed about his book Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, published by Ecco. He was interviewed by Edna Medford.

    762 views
  • LincolnDouglas Alton Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate Review

    Professors John Splaine and Edna Greene Medford talked about their impressions of this debate, including its significance as the last debate and all the various issues raised in the…

    1,509 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Review

    Professors John Simon and Edna Greene Medford talked about the significance of this debate for both Lincoln and Douglas and the issues raised in it, such as slavery and states' rights.…

    274 views
  • Lincolns Second Inaugural Address
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    Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Mr. White talked about President Lincoln and the Civil War, focusing on President Lincoln’s second inaugural address. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience. Mr.…

    466 views
  • Lincolns Views on Religion and Politics
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    Lincoln's Views on Religion and Politics

    Mr. Morel talked about President Lincoln views on mixing politics and religion. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Morel is the author of Lincoln’s…

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