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  • Women Suffragists and Abolitionists
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    Women Suffragists and Abolitionists

    Historians Thavolia Glymph, Catherine Clinton, and Kate Masur discussed the impact of women suffragists and abolitionists during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. The National Constitution…

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  • African Americans Remember Lincoln
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    African Americans Remember Lincoln

    Historian Kate Masur discussed They Knew Lincoln, a book written by John Washington and first published in 1942. It tells the stories of African Americans who knew and worked for President…

    437 views
  • Open Phones on the Reconstruction
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    Open Phones on the Reconstruction

    Northwestern University professor Kate Masur took viewer calls about the constitutional, economic, and social changes in the Reconstruction era after the Civil War.

    273 views
  • Commemorating PostCivil War Reconstruction in National Parks
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    Commemorating Post-Civil War Reconstruction in National Parks

    Historians talked about the challenges of interpreting the post-Civil War period in the national parks and about the first Reconstruction-era monument in Beaufort, South Carolina.

    574 views
  • Citizenship and Race in the Mid19th Century
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    Citizenship and Race in the Mid-19th Century

    A panel discussed race and the role it played in determining citizenship in the mid-19th century. They explored the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision and Fugitive Slave Law, as well as Abraham…

    464 views
  • Underground Railroad Conductors
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    Underground Railroad Conductors

    Historians talked about Underground Railroad conductors and spy rings operating between New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. The event was part of the annual National Underground Railroad…

    709 views
  • Interpreting Reconstruction
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    Interpreting Reconstruction

    Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park Service and recently published…

    1,061 views
  • Black Politics in Civil War Washington
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    Black Politics in Civil War Washington

    Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and its portrayal of African-Americans. “Black Politics in Civil War Washington: What Spielberg’s…

    555 views
  • Emancipation in Washington DC
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    Emancipation in Washington, D.C.

    Kate Masur spoke about the impact of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. Blacks living in the nation’s capital were freed when President Abraham Lincoln signed the act in April 1862, nine months before he…

    322 views
  • emAn Example for All the Landem
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    An Example for All the Land

    Kate Masur presents a history of Washington, D.C., during Reconstruction. Ms. Masur recounts the city’s many organizations and public works that represented racial equality and the…

    451 views
  • Emancipation in the United States
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    Emancipation in the United States

    A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his decision to issue the Emancipation…

    499 views
  • Personal and Political in Kate Browns Washington
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    Personal and Political in Kate Brown's Washington

    Kate Masur spoke on the “Personal and Political in Kate Brown’s Washington.” She spoke about the life of Kate Brown, a 19th Century Capitol worker who protested segregation, who was removed from a…

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