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    Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election

    Gary Ecelbarger talked about his book, The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to win the 1860 Republican Nomination. He explained how Lincoln bounced back from his 1858 Senate race…

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    Declaration

    William Hogeland recalls the nine weeks leading up to the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. He focuses on the debate between the “reconciliationists” led by Pennsylvanian John…

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    Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

    Edwin Bearss, noted battlefield tour leader and former chief historian of the National Park Service, talked about his book, Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the Campaigns that Changed the Civil War…

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    Impact of the Civil War on the Children of the South

    Anya Jabour talked about her book Topsy-Turvy: How the Civil War Turned the World Upside Down for Southern Children (Ivan R. Dee, 2010). In the book she presents the Civil War as a major turning point…

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    Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene

    Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presented an assessment of General Greene and the Revolutionary War in the South. General Greene, who he termed a forgotten hero of the…

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    First Families Living in the White House

    Author and journalist Bonnie Angelo talked about her book First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives, published by Harper. Her book covers the previous 200 years of American history, telling the…

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