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    The Second Founding

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talked about his book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, in which he looked at the 13th, 14th,…

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    The Presidency and Impeachment

    Constitutional scholars Philip Bobbitt and Akhil Reed Amar discussed how the U.S. Constitution defines impeachable offenses for the President. Philip Bobbitt, who was legal counsel to the…

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    The War Before the War

    Andrew Delbanco, American studies professor at Columbia University, recounted the political and moral divisions that separated the United States in the lead-up to the Civil War. He was…

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    Frederick Douglass

    Yale University history professor David Blight recalled the life of public intellectual and orator, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). He was joined in conversation by Eddie Glaude, chair of…

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    Young Benjamin Franklin

    Historian Nick Bunker recounted the early life of Benjamin Franklin; from his childhood and formative years to his first electrical experiments at the age of 41. Nick Bunker was joined in…

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    Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

    Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections. Professor White argued that many Northern soldiers…

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    Strategy and the Civil War

    Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. He spoke about the objectives of Union General George McClellan and…

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