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  • Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom
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    Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom

    Clemson University history Professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness for plaintiffs in voting rights cases in South Carolina and Texas. Professor Burton also…

    150 views
  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

    1,136 views
  • 14th Amendment and Reconstruction
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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…

    400 views
  • Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights
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    Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights

    Vernon Burton and Peyton McCrary talked about historians' roles as expert witnesses, especially for civil rights cases. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

    252 views
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

    577 views
  • Idea of Southern Identity
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    Idea of Southern Identity

    Clemson history professor Orville Vernon Burton spoke to university students about the southern identity in an introduction to his class on the history and culture of the U.S. South. The…

    1,295 views
  • Career of Historian James McPherson
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    Career of Historian James McPherson

    Professor Burton chaired a panel discussion on the career of historian and author James McPherson. The panelists, including friends, colleagues, and former students of the noted Civil War historian,…

    663 views
  • Volunteers in Blue and Gray
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    Volunteers in Blue and Gray

    Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…

    559 views