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  • Appalachia in the American Imagination
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    Appalachia in the American Imagination

    Professor Benjamin Bankhurst talked about Appalachia in the American imagination. He described how the regional stereotype has changed over time, from the view of “backwards hillbillies”…

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  • John Brown and the Election of 1860
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    John Brown and the Election of 1860

    Dennis Frye talked about the reactions of both Southerners and Northerners following abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry and his resulting execution. By using quotes…

    946 views
  • Slavery and the Methodist Church
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    Slavery and the Methodist Church

    Professor Matthew Foulds talked about the division of the Methodist Church in West Virginia leading up to the Civil War. He spoke about the two factions that were divided over the slavery issue,…

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  • The Civil War and Todays Issues
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    The Civil War and Today's Issues

    Five history professors and an executive participated in a roundtable discussion relating the issues of the Civil War to today’s issues during a symposium on the Civil War at Shepherd…

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