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    U.S. Constitution and Secession

    Dwight Pitcaithley is a former National Park Service chief historian and editor of “The U.S. Constitution and Secession.” He offered an analysis of the 67 Constitutional amendments…

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    Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession

    Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He…

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    The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. Several showed pictures during their presentations. After the presentations were given, Professor Horton chaired a panel discussion. James McPherson talked about…

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    Interpretation of Slavery

    Historians talked about the merits of a federal law requiring Civil War battlefields to incorporate exhibits and programs on the role of slavery in U.S. history. Following their remarks…

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    Lincoln Assassination Anniversary

    Three Lincoln scholars talked about the political situation in April 1865, the myths and realities surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and how the media treated it. Many…

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