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    James Longstreet and Reconstruction

    University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talked about former Confederate General James Longstreet and his reputation after the Civil War. She described how Longstreet joined the…

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    Confederate General Jubal Early's Reputation

    Professor Kathryn Shively Meier talked about Jubal Early’s experiences as a Confederate general, focusing on his loss to Union General Philip Sheridan during the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. She also…

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    Armies of Deliverance

    University of Virginia History Professor Elizabeth Varon argued that during the Civil War the North was motivated to liberate the South instead of conquering it. This was a virtual program…

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    Confederate Monuments

    Civil War scholars Gary Gallagher, Edna Greene Medford, and Elizabeth Varon discussed the current debate surrounding Confederate monuments. They offered their ideas on how to display and…

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    Union's Moral Motivations in the Civil War

    Author Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, which she argued made Northerners believe they were saving the South. She explored the…

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    Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew

    University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talks about Elizabeth Van Lew, who operated a Union spy ring out of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. Her remarks are part of…

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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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    Southern Unionists in the Civil War

    Elizabeth Varon, author of, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, talked about Southern Unionists during the Civil War. She described efforts to aid the Union by Richmond spy…

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    Notable Civil War Lives

    Historians responded to audience questions about notable figures during the Civil War era. Highlighted people included Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, abolitionist and Republican Party…

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    University of Virginia Slavery Legacies

    University of Virginia professors talked about the legacies of slavery at the school and the current projects underway to reveal and acknowledge the institution’s historical relationship with…

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    Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War, Part 1

    Historians responded to audience questions on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Topics included the role of religion in the valley during the war, supply problems faced by Confederate…

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    Religion and the Shenandoah Valley

    Professor John Matsui talked about the role of religion in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War and how religious differences between the Union occupiers and Confederate citizens of the…

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    Confederate General Richard Taylor's Memoir

    Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War. Professor Cushman focused on a particular section of the…

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    Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, in which she recalls…

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    African-American Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about African American views of the Civil War, including those of emancipated slaves, the U.S. Colored Troops, and political leaders such as Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois. “African…

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    Confederate Surrender and Lincoln's Assassination

    Panelists talked about the Civil War surrenders of the Confederate armies, reasons for the Union victory, and how President Lincoln and his assassination affected the peace process. “Surrenders and the…

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    Open Phones with Elizabeth Varon

    Elizabeth Varon, author of Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, talked about her book and responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th…

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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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    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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    Legacies of Appomattox

    Professor Elizabeth Varon talked about the legacy of the Appomattox Campaign and Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender. “Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and…

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