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    Grover Cleveland's 1884 Election

    University of Kentucky Professor Mark Summers told the story of Democrat Grover Cleveland’s 1884 election over Republican James G. Blaine. Both candidates faced moral questions during the campaign --…

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    Emancipation Legacy in Photos

    Professor Barbara Krauthamer talked about using photography to chart the history of American slavery, both before and after emancipation. Professor Krauthamer discussed the “legacy of…

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    Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    University of Kentucky history professor Mark Summers talked about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. This event was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

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    14th Amendment and Reconstruction

    A panel of historians took questions on the 14th Amendment and Reconstruction era. This question and answer session was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

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    Battle Over Reconstruction

    Mark Summers talked about the political battles surrounding Reconstruction and how the era has been understood through history. Mr. Summers used political cartoons, newspaper headlines, and…

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    A Dangerous Stir

    Mark Wahlgren Summers talked about his book A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction, in which he presents his observations on Reconstruction policy following the Civil War. He said…

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    Life Portrait of Grover Cleveland

    In the twenty-second in a series on American presidents, Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Summers discussed the life and career of Grover Cleveland. Ms. Farrell talked about the Grover Cleveland Birthplace…

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