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    The Origins of the Secession Crisis and the Civil War

    On the 150th anniversary of the secession winter, this session takes a new look at an old question: what were the causes of the Civil War? Each of the three presenters has recently authored a…

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    Ten Years after the Enron Scandal

    Ten Years after the Enron Scandal: Historical Perspective on the Company’s Origins and Growth Alan Anderson’s paper, “Enron and the Transformation of the U.S. Natural Gas Industry, 1968 -…

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    Civil War Contraband Camps

    A panel discussion was held on emancipation, citizenship for blacks, and contraband camps during the Civil War. After their papers were presented and Professor Blight had made comments, the panelists responded to questions from…

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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911

    Historians talked about the legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in which 146 garment workers died on March 25, 1911, in New York City. After the presentations, one of which included visuals, the…

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    Ten Years After September 11, 2001

    Historians reflected on the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, as it approached its tenth anniversary. The panelists placed the events in historical context and asked how a climate of fear has…

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    Abolitionists and the Anti-Corn Law League

    Caleb McDaniel presented his paper “'All Hail, Public Opinion!': American Abolitionists on British Liberalism and the Repeal of the Corn Laws.” He talked about abolitionists in the United States and their…