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    The Boy General, Francis Barlow

    Historian Joan Waugh talked about the early life, education, and military career of Francis Barlow, known as the Boy General. This program was part of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War…

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    What Caused the Civil War?

    Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answered - what caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. Gallagher co-authored, The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. Their remarks were…

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    Challenges in Writing Presidential Biographies

    Five historians who have written about U.S. presidents and the presidency discussed the challenges and importance of writing presidential biographies. This Society for Historians of…

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    The American War

    UCLA history professor Joan Waugh talked about her book, The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. This interview, recorded on the campus of UCLA, is part of Book TV’s College…

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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Grant's Terms of Surrender at Appomattox

    Joan Waugh talked about how Union General Ulysses S. Grant conducted the surrender at Appomattox and sought to foster an atmosphere of reconciliation with the defeated Confederates. She…

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    Baseball in the Gilded Age

    Professor Joan Waugh talked about the rise of baseball as a national activity, spectator event, and business. She described the efforts of baseball club owners to codify the rules of the…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal new insights into the war.…

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    Union Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the “Union Cause” view of the Civil war, which was the primary view among Northern soldiers and civilians, and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture. “The Union…

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    U.S. Grant

    Joan Waugh talked about her book U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, concentrating on the aftermath of the Civil War. “'The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again': U.S. Grant and the Meaning of…

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    Afternoon Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the afternoon sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War”…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was part of the…

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    The Nation Before and After the Civil War

    Professor Eric Foner moderated a roundtable discussion on the state of the nation before and after the Civil War and the creation of a new social, political, and economic order. The panelists also responded to questions from…

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    Confederate Surrender at Appomattox

    A panel of historians presented papers on the narrative of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox that has been debated since the end of the Civil War. After their presentations, Professor Leonard…

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    The Price of Union: Revisiting the Civil War

    A panel of authors discussed their books about the U.S. Civil War. Professor Cooper wrote Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography, published by Knopf. Professor Foner wrote The Story of American…

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