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    Donna Brazile and Mercedes Schlapp on Political Discourse and Civility

    Donna Brazile, former Democratic National Committee chair, and Mercedes Schlapp, former White House strategic communications director for President Trump, participated in a discussion at…

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    Artist James Hope and the 1862 Battle of Antietam

    James Hope, a landscape painter before the Civil War, enlisted with the Union Army’s Second Vermont Volunteers and witnessed the 1862 Battle of Antietam firsthand. Shepherd University Professor…

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    Veteran Reunions and Monuments at Antietam

    Historian Caroline Janney talked about the monuments and dedication ceremonies at Antietam battlefield during the 1880s through the early 1900s. She argued that Union and Confederate…

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    Depictions of Violence at Antietam

    Historian Peter Carmichael talked about the various ways violence at the 1862 Battle of Antietam was depicted in photos, illustrations and letters. He describes the public reaction to…

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    Clara Barton and the Battle of Antietam

    Nursing historian Amelia Grabowski talked about Clara Barton’s experience as a field nurse at the 1862 Battle of Antietam. Ms. Grabowski argued that Barton learned valuable lessons that she…

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    Understanding Combat and Fallen World War II Soldiers

    Professor John McManus presented an illustrated lecture titled, “The Fallen American Soldiers of World War II: Their World of Combat.” This was part of a lecture series marking the 150th…

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    American Battlefields as Sacred Ground

    Professor Edward Linenthal talked about his book, Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, using Little Bighorn Battlefield and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor as examples.…

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    Appalachia in the American Imagination

    Professor Benjamin Bankhurst talked about Appalachia in the American imagination. He described how the regional stereotype has changed over time, from the view of “backwards hillbillies”…

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    John Brown and the Election of 1860

    Dennis Frye talked about the reactions of both Southerners and Northerners following abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry and his resulting execution. By using quotes…

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    Slavery and the Methodist Church

    Professor Matthew Foulds talked about the division of the Methodist Church in West Virginia leading up to the Civil War. He spoke about the two factions that were divided over the slavery issue,…

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    The Civil War and Today's Issues

    Five history professors and an executive participated in a roundtable discussion relating the issues of the Civil War to today’s issues during a symposium on the Civil War at Shepherd…

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