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  • Confederate Monuments
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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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  • Lincoln Douglass and Emancipation
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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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  • 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…

    950 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 150th Anniversary of Reconstruction
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    150th Anniversary of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction and examined the challenges faced in the post-Civil War era of reunifying and rebuilding the Union. They spoke about…

    1,154 views
  • US Colored Troops
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    U.S. Colored Troops

    Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil…

    545 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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  • Lincoln Assassination Special
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    Lincoln Assassination Special

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted…

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  • LincolnDouglas Debates Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    Professors Zarefsky and Medford spoke about the history of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and slavery in the U.S. during the third in a series of Lincoln-Douglas debate previews.

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