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    Civil War Memory

    Professor David Blight talked about the effects memory and bias have had in shaping the historical account of the Civil War. Professor Blight said Southerners saw their defeat as a result…

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    Racial Division After the Civil War

    Professor Lois Brown talked about the relationship between whites and newly freed blacks in the aftermath of the Civil War. Professor Brown argued that there was a great amount of racial tension in…

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    Cowboys After the Civil War

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill,…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original publication as a call-and-response folk hymn which…

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