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  • Emancipation in the United States
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    Emancipation in the United States

    A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his decision to issue the Emancipation…

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  • Frederick Douglass Prize for Best Book on Slavery
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    Frederick Douglass Prize for Best Book on Slavery

    The first Frederick Douglass Prize for a book on slavery or abolition was shared by Professor Ira Berlin of the University of Maryland and Professor Philip B. Morgan of the College of…

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  • The Civil War
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    The Civil War

    The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year. On a panel titled The Civil War: Blacks and Whites, Soldiers and…

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  • emGenerations of Captivity   A History of AfricanAmerican Slavesem
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    Generations of Captivity : A History of African-American Slaves

    Professor Berlin discussed his book Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves, published by Harvard University Press. He traced the history of slavery from its 17th-century origins to its demise in the U.S. during the Civil War. He said…

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  • African American History and the Confederacy
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    African American History and the Confederacy

    Scholars talked about African-Americans, the institution of slavery, and the history of the South and Confederacy. Among the topics they addressed were regional politics in the antebellum…

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  • Slavery in American Life
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    Slavery in American Life

    Mr. Berlin delivered a speech entitled ‘Slavery in American Life: Present, Past, and Future,’ as part of a Civil War symposium at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

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  • 1999 Bancroft History Prize Awards Ceremony
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    1999 Bancroft History Prize Awards Ceremony

    The ceremony celebrated the best American history books published in 1999. Mr. Rupp awarded prizes to three authors who had published books that explored a facet of American identity. The…

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    Many Thousands Gone

    Telephone lines were open so that audience members could talk to Mr. Berlin about his book Many Thousands Gone, a history of slavery in the U.S.

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