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    Confederate Monuments

    A panel of historians discussed the history of Confederate monuments and their place in society. They took comments from an audience of historians on whether the monuments should remain, be…

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    Civil War Scholarship

    Peter Carmichael and Caroline Janney talked about the ongoing academic research and consideration of the Civil War. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014…

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    1863 New York City Draft Riots

    Mount Holyoke College History Professor Daniel Czitrom talked about New York City and the events leading up to the July 1863 riots, which started in response to new laws drafting men to…

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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 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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    Historian Interview

    John Quist talked about history books and teaching history. He talked about the types of books appropriate for a class and for general readers. To start reading about the Civil War he recommended James…