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    Civil War-Era Washington

    The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a panel discussion on Washington, D.C., during the Civil War era. Tamika Nunley talked about the lives of African American…

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    Teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

    The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their approaches to teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Speakers included Craig Symonds of…

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    Abraham Lincoln and 1860-61 Presidential Transition

    Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election over three challengers with less than 40 percent of the popular vote and without a single electoral vote from a slave state. His transition to…

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    John Brown and Abraham Lincoln

    In October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm the area’s…

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    Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy

    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad conductor, an abolitionist, a Union spy, a Civil War nurse, and a suffragist. The Lincoln Forum…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address is widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American political history. Edward’s Achorn’s book, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second…

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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Civil War scholar Jonathan White talked about how Abraham Lincoln interacted with African Americans he met during his time in office. He explained how Lincoln’s willingness to have African…

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    Union's Moral Motivations in the Civil War

    Author Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, which she argued made Northerners believe they were saving the South. She explored the…

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    The Soldier Experience

    Author Peter Carmichael used letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers to examine their battle experience, mental state, and political outlook. He argued that the daily life of a…

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    USS Monitor Warship

    Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The…

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    Dreams of Civil War Americans

    Author Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. He detailed the dreams of several individuals and reflected on the underlying…

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    Presidential Campaign of 1864

    Panelists talked about factors that had an impact on President Lincoln’s re-election campaign in 1864. They spoke about President Lincoln’s expansion of presidential war powers and his relationship…

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    Panel Discussion on the Election of 1864

    Authors and historians talked about the impact and significance of the 1864 presidential election. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, Lincoln’s former commander of the…

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    Emancipation and the Soldier Vote of 1864

    Jonathan White talked about the reasons more than 70 percent of Union soldiers voted for Lincoln’s re-election in the 1864 election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham…

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    Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

    The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled…

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    Civil Liberties and Treason During the Civil War

    American Studies Professor Jonathan White looks at Civil Liberties and Treason during the Civil War. This hour and fifteen minute class took place at Christopher Newport University in…

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