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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to slavery prior to the…

  • 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…

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    The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

    Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • 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…

  • Blacks and the Civil War
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    Blacks and the Civil War

    Professor Edna Medford teaches a course on African-American history at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The day’s lecture focused on the meaning of the Civil War to African Americans. Topics…

  • After Words with James Swanson
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    After Words with James Swanson

    In a continuation of his book, Manhunt, Lincoln historian James Swanson presents the chase for Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War and the 13-day funeral train that took…

  • Race Slavery and the Civil War
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    Race, Slavery and the Civil War

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. After the presentations, which included illustrations, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Professor Horton moderated. Spencer…

  • Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed President Lincoln’s timing of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation. They focused on the legal grounding for the proclamation and what it accomplished. The panelists also responded to questions from…

  • 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.…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

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    Don\'t Shoot That Boy!: Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice

    Dr. Lowry talked about his book Don’t Shoot That Boy!: Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice, published by Da Capo Press. At the 10th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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