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    Civil War Historian Discussion

    Historians at the annual Pamplin Historical Park conference discussed topics related to the Civil War.

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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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    Emancipation in Washington, D.C.

    Oberlin College history Professor Tamkia Nunley talked about the experiences of newly freed African Americans, particularly women, in the Washington, D.C., area following the 1862 District…

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    Understanding the Civil War

    Historian Gary Gallagher addressed the misconceptions Americans have about the Civil War and outlined four concepts he believes are crucial in understanding the conflict. This talk was part…

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    Confederate General Hood's Texas Brigade

    Susannah Ural, author of Hood’s Texas Brigade, talked about success of this Confederate unit despite high casualties at the Battle of Antietam. She outlined the influences that shaped the…

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    Insights from a Civil War Historian

    William “Jack” Davis offered his insights as a Civil War historian and explained how historiography has evolved from the late-20th century to the present. He talked about the lessons he has learned…

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    Confederate Battle Flag Debates

    John Coski is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. He talked about debates over the battle flag as part of a Civil War conference hosted by the…

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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

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    Confederate Flag, Slavery, and Modern Racism

    Historians talked about the Confederate flag’s history in relation to slavery as well as to modern day racism. Washington National Cathedral hosted this discussion in response to the…

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    The Confederate Battle Flag

    John Coski talked about his book The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem, published by Belknap Press. In his book the author chronicled the history of the flag and the…

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    John Coski on the Confederate Flag

    John Coski talked by telephone about the use and meaning of the Confederate flag. He talked about the recent events, and especially the discussions since the June 17, 2015, shooting at Emanuel…

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    Confederate Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the pro-Confederate “Lost Cause” view of the Civil War and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture. “The Lost Cause” was a panel discussion at “Causes Won and…

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    Morning Panelists at Civil War Symposium

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

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    Naval Technology in the Civil War

    John Coski talked about the “arms race” between the Union and Confederate navies within the larger international context of revolutions in naval technology at that time. Technological advances during…

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    Flags: America's Embattled Emblems Panel

    The panel discussion “Flags: America’s Embattled Emblems” was moderated by Pablo Davis. Marc Leepson talked about his book Flag: An American Biography, published by Thomas Dunne Books. John Coski…

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    Interpretation of Slavery

    The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia hosted a panel discussion where historians talked about the merits of a federal law requiring Civil War battlefields to incorporate…

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