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  • Reconstruction and Civil Rights
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    Reconstruction and Civil Rights

    Eric Foner talked about the challenges of establishing civil rights for freedmen in the Reconstruction period and beyond. This talk was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s annual…

    878 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…

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  • Interpreting Reconstruction
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    Interpreting Reconstruction

    Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park Service and recently published…

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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…

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  • Politics of Reconstruction
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    Politics of Reconstruction

    Eric Foner and Richard Brookhiser talked about the process of Reconstruction for both the national and local governments. They spoke about political party divisions of the time and the…

    867 views
  • The Civil War in 50 Objects Part 2
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    The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part 2

    Eric Foner talked about artifacts featured in Harold Holzer’s book, The Civil War in 50 Objects, and drawn from the New-York Historical Society’s collection. Mr. Foner wrote the…

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  • The Civil War in 50 Objects Part 1
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    The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part 1

    Harold Holzer spoke about Civil War artifacts featured in his book, The Civil War in 50 Objects, which were drawn from the New York Historical Society’s collection. Objects in the collection included Confederate flags,…

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    Freedom National

    James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the…

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  • Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
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    Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing considerations…

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  • After Words with Amanda Foreman
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    After Words with Amanda Foreman

    Oxford historian Amanda Foreman reveals that many British citizens fought on both sides of the Civil War for a host of personal and political reasons. She talked about this lesser-known…

    1,973 views
  • The Nation Before and After the Civil War
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    The Nation Before and After the Civil War

    Professor Eric Foner moderated a roundtable discussion on the state of the nation before and after the Civil War and the creation of a new social, political, and economic order. The panelists also responded to questions from…

    1,365 views
  • New York City Underground Railroad
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    New York City Underground Railroad

    Graham Hodges talked about his book David Ruggles: A Radical Black Aboliitonist and the Underground Railroad in New York City (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). David Ruggles was the best known…

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  • emForever Free  The Story of Emancipation and Reconstructionem
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    Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

    Eric Foner and illustrations editor Joshua Brown talked about their book Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, published by Knopf. The book addressed the role blacks played…

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  • The Price of Union Revisiting the Civil War
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    The Price of Union: Revisiting the Civil War

    A panel of authors discussed their books about the U.S. Civil War. Professor Cooper wrote Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography, published by Knopf. Professor Foner wrote The Story of American…

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  • emForced Into Gloryem
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    Forced Into Glory

    Lerone Bennett spoke about his book Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, published by Johnson Publishing. The book depicts President Lincoln as a racist who grudgingly came to the decision…

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  • emThe Story of American Freedomem
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    The Story of American Freedom

    Mr. Foner discussed his book, The Story of American Freedom, published by W.W. Norton and Company. He talked about the ideological conflicts of the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil…

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  • Americas Reconstruction Exhibit
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    America's Reconstruction Exhibit

    Professor Foner provided a tour of this traveling exhibit of the Reconstruction era in U.S. history in its opening location in the Virginia Historical Society Museum in Richmond. The…

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