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  • Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War Part 1
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    Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War, Part 1

    Historians responded to audience questions on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Topics included the role of religion in the valley during the war, supply problems faced by Confederate…

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  • Confederate General Jubal Earlys Reputation
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    Confederate General Jubal Early's Reputation

    Professor Kathryn Shively Meier talked about Jubal Early’s experiences as a Confederate general, focusing on his loss to Union General Philip Sheridan during the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. She also…

    200 views
  • Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview
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    Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) talked about her early political career before her 1992 election to the Senate. She was the first African American woman U.S. Senator. Ms. Braun also served as…

    160 views
  • Elaine Jones Oral History Interview
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    Elaine Jones Oral History Interview

    Elaine Jones spoke about her life and career. Ms. Jones served as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms.…

    196 views
  • Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview
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    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

    193 views
  • Dorothy Height Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

    191 views
  • Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

    1,154 views
  • 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

    Edward Ayers talked about the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He spoke about the strategic importance of the valley to both the Union and the Confederacy and…

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  • Religion and the Shenandoah Valley
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    Religion and the Shenandoah Valley

    Professor John Matsui talked about the role of religion in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War and how religious differences between the Union occupiers and Confederate citizens of the…

    149 views
  • Union Command and Shenandoah Valley in 1864
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    Union Command and Shenandoah Valley in 1864

    Joseph Glatthaar talked about the political intrigues within the Union Army’s high command in 1864 and the role those internal squabbles played in the Union’s response to Confederate General Jubal…

    269 views
  • Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

    552 views
  • Confederate General Richard Taylors Memoir
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    Confederate General Richard Taylor's Memoir

    Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War. Professor Cushman focused on a particular section of the…

    368 views
  • Confederate Monuments and Memorials
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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    James Loewen, author of Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong and other works talked about new perspectives on Confederate monuments. “Confederate Monuments: Modest Proposals” was part of…

    608 views
  • Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and forthcoming works on Tennessee and Mississippi monuments, talked about contrasts and comparisons of the wide range of Civil War…

    337 views
  • Controversy over General Robert E Lee Monuments
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    Controversy over General Robert E. Lee Monuments

    Ervin Jordan, author of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia talked about the controversies over the monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “Monument Man:…

    430 views
  • Overview of Civil War Monuments
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    Overview of Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

    343 views
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview
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    Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview

    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about her childhood, growing up in Washington, D.C., and attending Dunbar, the country’s first public high school for African Americans. Representative…

    106 views
  • Dr Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview
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    Dr. Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview

    Dr. Vivian Pinn shared stories about her family and the impact it had on her decision to become a doctor. She also talked about her experience as the only African American and only woman in her class at the…

    106 views
  • 2017 Policy Goals for the Trump Administration
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    2017 Policy Goals for the Trump Administration

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials from the Reagan through Obama administrations discussed their experiences in…

    124 views
  • Brookings Discussion Examines Trump Transition and Policy Agenda
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    Trump Administration National Security and Foreign Policy

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration two George W. Bush administration officials discussed how national security and foreign…

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