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    Thomas Jefferson's Reputation

    Author Robert McDonald talked about Thomas Jefferson as a polarizing figure, and described how Jefferson’s actions and writings led him to be both revered by his contemporaries and…

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    Rise and Fall of the Railroad Industry

    Rush Loving Jr. talked about the rise and fall of the railroad industry and shared anecdotes from his experience covering American railroads since the 1960s. He is the author of The…

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    Nat Turner's 1831 Slave Revolt

    Professor Patrick Breen talked about Nat Turner’s life, and the 1831 slave rebellion he led, and compared the historical record to portrayals in literature and film. He also described the…

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    Land Use During Reconstruction

    Professor Adam Dean talks about plans and proposals for land use and redistribution in the South and West during Reconstruction. He argued that a northern agrarian ideal was imposed on both…

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    The Cherokee Diaspora

    Historian and author Gregory Smithers discusses his book, The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity. In his book, Mr. Smithers, an Australian…

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    Legacy of Loving v. Virginia

    Professor Peter Wallenstein talked about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia on the status of inter-racial marriage. Professor Wallenstein is the author of…

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    African American Cemeteries

    Lynn Rainville talked about African-American cemeteries. She recalled her experiences finding and documenting cemeteries that were often neglected and had few archival records regarding the…

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    Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe

    Professor Eric Allen Hall spoke about professional tennis player Arthur Ashe’s personal life, career, and involvement in the Civil Rights movement in both the United States and South…

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    Fortune's Fool

    Terry Alford talked about his book Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, in which he recalls the life of John Wilkes Booth, from his childhood in Maryland to his acting career and…

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    The Confederate Battle Flag

    John Coski talked about his book The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem, published by Belknap Press. In his book the author chronicled the history of the flag and the…

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    Surratt Family of Maryland

    Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes Booth…

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    From Marshall to Moussaoui

    John Peters talked about his book, From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia. He spoke about the role of Chief Justice John Marshall, the court’s role…

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    Thomas Jefferson in France

    James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years when Thomas Jefferson…

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    Establishment of Religious Freedom in U.S.

    Thomas Buckley talked about the establishment of religious freedom in the U.S. Mr. Buckley focused on Virginia’s statute on religious freedom, authored by Thomas Jefferson, and its role in bringing…

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    Bacon's Rebellion, Part 2

    Historian Robert Dunkerly talked about the effects of Nathaniel Bacon’s violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia. In the second part of this two-part class, he spoke…

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    Bacon's Rebellion, Part 1

    Robert Dunkerly talked about the causes of Nathaniel Bacon’s violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia. In the first part of this two-part class he spoke about the…

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    African Americans and the War of 1812

    Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812, and the choice many faced between joining the U.S. or the British, who offered to free…

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    Virginia Following World War II

    Ronald Heinemann talked about Virginia following World War II, and the social and political conservatism made the state resistant to change. Professor Heinemann argued that despite resistance, change…

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    Martha Jefferson Randolph

    Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello, and discussed the impact and importance of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. She also…

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    A Nation of Deadbeats

    Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, in which he argues that consumer debt has underpinned almost every major financial…

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