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    Buying and Selling the Civil War

    Editors of “Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America” explored the ways advertisers and others used Civil War imagery to sell items after the war. This program was part of…

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    African Americans and the Union Army

    Oberlin College Professor Tamika Nunley detailed the reasons behind African Americans joining the Union Army during the Civil War and the important role they played in the war effort once they…

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    Lives of Civil War African American Soldiers

    Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz of the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History discussed their digital project “Black Virginians in Blue,” which details the stories of…

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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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    Civil War and Western Theater Tactics

    University of Cincinnati Professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ideologies from the Western Theater, such as guerrilla fighting, influenced other theaters of the…

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    Roundtable on Theaters of War

    William Kurtz of the University of Virginia talked about General William Rosecrans' career, reputation and his clashes with superiors such as General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin…

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    Union General William Rosecrans

    William Kurtz of the University of Virginia talked about General William Rosecrans' career, reputation, and clashes with superiors such as General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin…

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    Mark Twain and Civil War Memory

    University of Virginia Professor Stephen Cushman described how the Civil War affected the life of Mark Twain. He analyzed some of Twain’s writings to look at how the author interpreted the…

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    Comparing Civil War Theaters

    Author and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War theaters. He argued that the battles held in the Eastern Theater had the greatest political and…

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    Competing Memories of the Civil War

    Caroline Janney is the author of Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation. She talked about the competing memories of the Civil War held by Unionists and…

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