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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    The Civil War Seven Days' Battles

    University of Virginia history professor Gary Gallagher talks about the Seven Days' Battles, a series of conflicts fought during the last week of June 1862. In those battles, Confederate…

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    Eastern Indians and the Land

    In this program, anthropologist Helen Rountree uses her many years of scientific and historic research to describe how natives of the Virginia piedmont region made use of their environment…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and McClellan

    John Waugh spoke about the complex relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan from the early days of the Civil War when the president appointed General…

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    Book Discussion on Inventing George Washington

    Edward Lengel, editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington, explores the mythologies created to transform the first American president into a national symbol. Mr. Lengel…

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