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  • Defining Black America
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    Defining Black America

    Historians and scholars talked about who is considered “black” in America. This talk was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference hosted by the Smithsonian…

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  • Demise of Slavery
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    Demise of Slavery

    Ira Berlin talked about his book The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. In his book, Professor Berlin argues that the slaves' struggle for freedom was a long and…

    547 views
  • Race History and Teaching the Civil War
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    Race, History, and Teaching the Civil War

    Participants talked about the modern context of the Civil War, how it is taught in classrooms, and improvements that could be made to those lessons. They also talked about the war’s…

    951 views
  • emThe Making of African Americaem
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    The Making of African America

    Professor Ira Berlin talked about his book The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the Katherine Anne…

    454 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…

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  • Race Slavery and the Civil War
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    Race, Slavery and the Civil War

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. After the presentations, which included illustrations, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Professor Horton moderated. Spencer…

    1,404 views
  • Frederick Douglass Prize for Best Book on Slavery
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    Frederick Douglass Prize for Best Book on Slavery

    The first Frederick Douglass Prize for a book on slavery or abolition was shared by Professor Ira Berlin of the University of Maryland and Professor Philip B. Morgan of the College of…

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  • The Civil War
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    The Civil War

    The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year. On a panel titled The Civil War: Blacks and Whites, Soldiers and…

    347 views
  • emGenerations of Captivity   A History of AfricanAmerican Slavesem
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    Generations of Captivity : A History of African-American Slaves

    Professor Berlin discussed his book Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves, published by Harvard University Press. He traced the history of slavery from its 17th-century origins to its demise in the U.S. during the Civil War. He said…

    784 views
  • African American History and the Confederacy
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    African American History and the Confederacy

    Scholars talked about African-Americans, the institution of slavery, and the history of the South and Confederacy. Among the topics they addressed were regional politics in the antebellum…

    211 views
  • Slavery in American Life
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    Slavery in American Life

    Mr. Berlin delivered a speech entitled ‘Slavery in American Life: Present, Past, and Future,’ as part of a Civil War symposium at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

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  • 1999 Bancroft History Prize Awards Ceremony
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    1999 Bancroft History Prize Awards Ceremony

    The ceremony celebrated the best American history books published in 1999. Mr. Rupp awarded prizes to three authors who had published books that explored a facet of American identity. The…

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  • emMany Thousands Goneem
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    Many Thousands Gone

    Telephone lines were open so that audience members could talk to Mr. Berlin about his book Many Thousands Gone, a history of slavery in the U.S.

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