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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
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    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

    Professor Martin Johnson talked about Lincoln’s planning for and writing of the Gettysburg Address, which was given at the dedication of a national cemetery for soldiers killed during the…

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  • Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer
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    Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author or editor of more than 50 books, talked about his career as a historian and his research. He also shared his views on current events linked to…

    446 views
  • Discussion on the Civil Wars End and Aftermath
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    Civil War's End and Aftermath

    James McPherson spoke about his book, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, and the end of the Civil War. He also spoke about how the conflict was still relevant 150 years later. He spoke with Gettysburg…

    1,248 views
  • Civil War World War I and Total War
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    Civil War, World War I, and "Total War"

    Professor Michael Neiberg talks about the Civil War, World War I, and the concept of “total war.” Professor Neiberg began by defining total war and then described parallels and differences between Civil War and…

    559 views
  • Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Shermans March
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    Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Sherman's March

    Historian and author Lisa Tendrich Frank talked about Confederate women and Union soldiers in General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864.This talk was part of the annual…

    1,132 views
  • Escaped Union Prisoners Of War
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    Escaped Union Prisoners Of War

    Professor and author Lorien Foote talked about the Union soldiers who escaped from Confederate prison camps. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    578 views
  • Laura Lawfer Orr Discusses Civil War Naval Engagement
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    Civil War Naval Ships in Hampton Roads

    Laura Lawfer Orr of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum talked about naval engagement during the Civil War. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    604 views
  • Confederate Jesse James
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    Confederate Jesse James

    Historian and author T.J. Stiles talked about Jesse James within the context of the Civil War. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg…

    1,091 views
  • Historians Discuss Leadership of General George G Meade
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    Union General George G. Meade

    Historians talked about the debate surrounding the leadership of Union General George Gordon Meade. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    1,424 views
  • Confederate General Braxton Bragg
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    Confederate General Braxton Bragg

    Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about the career and reputation of Confederate general Braxton Bragg. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by…

    589 views
  • Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
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    Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast

    Fiona Deans Halloran, author of Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, talked about the cartoonist best known for his illustrations of the Republican elephant and the…

    393 views
  • General George Armstrong Custers Trials
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    General George Armstrong Custer's Trials

    Historian T.J. Stiles, author of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, talked about General Custer’s complicated legacy. This talk was part of the annual conference…

    573 views
  • Union General Henry Halleck
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    Union General Henry Halleck

    Historian John Marszalek, author of Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck, talked about the general’s military leadership. This talk was part of the annual…

    453 views
  • President James Buchanan and Southern Secession
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    President James Buchanan and Southern Secession

    History professors John Quist and Michael Birkner talked about President James Buchanan’s time in office and his inability to stop southern states from seceding from the Union. This talk…

    875 views
  • Battles of Robert E Lee
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    Battles of Robert E. Lee

    Washington and Lee University history professor Barton Myers talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk is part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    944 views
  • Lincoln Slavery and the Dred Scott Case
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    Lincoln, Slavery, and the Dred Scott Case

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about Abraham Lincoln, his views on slavery, and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision. Professor Guelzo described Lincoln’s upbringing and the career path…

    1,413 views
  • World War II and Civil Rights
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    World War II and Civil Rights

    Professor Jill Ogline Titus taught a class on World War II and its impact on civil rights. She talked about racial conflicts over housing, voting rights, and integrating work places and the…

    493 views
  • Reconstruction in the North
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    Reconstruction in the North

    Professor Andrew Slap talked about the process of reconstruction in the North. Professor Slap spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference hosted by the…

    723 views
  • Freed Peoples Refugee Camps
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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of…

    825 views
  • General Grant and the Continuing Civil War
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    General Grant and the Continuing Civil War

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about General Ulysses S. Grant’s career after the Civil War. Professor Simpson spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer…

    1,513 views
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