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  • Discussion on the Confederate View of the 1864 Election
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    Confederate View of 1864 Election

    Elizabeth Varon talked about the 1864 presidential election from the Confederate point of view. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan,…

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  • Discussion on the Political Climate in the Summer of 1864
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    Summer of 1864

    Jennifer Weber talked about the political climate leading up to the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, President…

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  • Discussion on the Election of 1864
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    Panel Discussion on the Election of 1864

    Authors and historians talked about the impact and significance of the 1864 presidential election. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, Lincoln’s former commander of the…

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  • Radicals Abolitionists and Lincolns Reelection
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    Radicals, Abolitionists and Lincoln's Reelection

    Michael Burlingame talked about the varying degrees of support abolitionists provided Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham…

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  • Discussion on Emancipation and the Soldier Vote of 1864
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    Emancipation and the Soldier Vote of 1864

    Jonathan White talked about the reasons more than 70 percent of Union soldiers voted for Lincoln’s re-election in the 1864 election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham…

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  • Discussion on Abraham Lincolns 1864 Campaign Biographies
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    Lincoln's 1864 Campaign Biographies

    Thomas Horrocks, author of Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies, talked about Lincoln’s 1864 campaign and how print media played a role in the presidential race. Candidates in the 1864 presidential…

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  • President Lincolns Gettysburg Address
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    President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Author, historian, and Lincoln Studies Center co-director Douglas Wilson talks about the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago on November 19,…

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  • Lincoln and the Fort Sumter Crisis
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    Lincoln and the Fort Sumter Crisis

    When Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861, he admitted that he knew “little about ships.” Yet the first military crisis he faced prior to the start of the Civil War occurred in the Charleston Harbor at…

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