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    Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy

    Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the…

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    Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

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    Historians discussed soldier recruitment, forced labor and the use of horses and mules during the Civil War. The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies hosted this program.

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    Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

    Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine -- common treatments used for wartime…

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    Black Families in Civil War Philadelphia

    Augusta University Professor Holly Pinheiro talked about Black Civil War soldiers and their families in Philadelphia. He also spoke about his research in newspaper and pension records for…

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    Native American and English Trade in Colonial Virginia

    Virginia Tech Professor Jessica Taylor taught a class about trade relationships between English colonists and Native peoples in Virginia. She talked about the trade networks between tribes…

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    Confederate Boat Burners on the Mississippi

    Southern Utah University Professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi River during the last years of the Civil War. She…

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    Slavery Depictions in Cinema

    Hampden-Sydney College Professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to Django Unchained and Free State of…

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    White Supremacy and the Lost Cause

    Author Adam Domby talked about his book, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory. He described Confederate monument dedication ceremonies, examined the myth…

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    Days of Slaughter

    Susan Wharton Gates, former vice president of public policy at Freddie Mac, talked about her book, Days of Slaughter, about the problems that led to the collapse of the mortgage giant in…

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    Virginia Tech Commencement Address

    Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) gave the commencement address for the 2014 graduating class at Virginia Tech. He spoke about becoming the youngest bank chair and presidential campaign…

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    Virginia Gubernational Debate

    The two main Virginia gubernatorial candidates, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D), debated various issues at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State…

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    Resistance Methods of Women in Slavery

    Virginia Tech history professor Beverly Bunch-Lyons discussed women in slavery, and their methods of resistance during a university course on black history. Her lecture “Black Women, Slavery, and…

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    Virginia Democratic Gubenatorial Primary Debate

    Terry McAuliffe, Brian Moran, and Creigh Deeds participated in a debate for the Democratic nomination for the open seat as governor of Virginia. The debate took place in Blacksburg,…

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    Memorial Convocation

    President Bush spoke at a memorial convocation to mourn the deaths of 32 people killed by a gunman on the Virginia Tech campus the previous day. University officials and others spoke about…

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    Open Phones: Memorial Convocation

    Telephone lines were open for comments following a memorial convocation at Virginia Tech for victims of a mass shooting the previous day. Scenes of the crowd which included students and…

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    U.S. and Soviet Agriculture Issues

    In this forum, farm analysts and agriculture science professors from the U.S. and the Soviet Union spoke about the problems in the Soviet farm system and the importance of developing a…

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