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  • Discussion on Freed Slaves After the Civil War
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    Freed Slaves After the Civil War

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about the experiences of freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. She said economic independence, education, and political rights were key…

  • Discussion on the Political Climate in the Summer of 1864
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    Summer of 1864

    Jennifer Weber talked about the political climate leading up to the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, President…

  • The Civil War Fresh Perspectives
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    The Civil War: Fresh Perspectives

    Opening remarks were made for a daylong symposium, “The Civil War: Fresh Perspectives,” on November 20, 2010. The symposium, held in the McGowan Theater in conjunction with the National Archives…