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  • 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…

  • African Americans During Reconstruction
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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Panelists talked about the opportunities and challenges for the African American community in the South and the West during Reconstruction. They spoke about topics such as the role of black lawyers, participation…

  • Burning of Columbia
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    Burning of Columbia

    Panelists talked about the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War, and how the event has been remembered by the city and in history. On February 17, 1865, Columbia, South…

  • Naval Technology in the Civil War
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    Naval Technology in the Civil War

    John Coski talked about the “arms race” between the Union and Confederate navies within the larger international context of revolutions in naval technology at that time. Technological advances during…

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    Writing the Civil War

    The co-editors McPherson and Cooper moderated a panel discussion of their book, Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, published by University of South Carolina Press. The other…