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    Four Influential Civil War Military Wives

    Candice Shy Hooper talked about her book Lincoln’s Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse. The women profiled are Jessie Frémont, Nelly…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Economic Opportunity

    Harold Holzer talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s outlook on economic growth, opportunity, and equality. He spoke about President Lincoln’s belief that every citizen has a right to “rise up,” including…

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    13th Amendment at 150

    In commemoration of the 13th amendment’s 150th anniversary, a panel of scholars talked about the amendment’s legacy. The states ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in December 1865 -…

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    The Cause of All Nations

    Don Doyle talked about his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, in which he recounts the global reaction to the Civil War. In his book, the…

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    Lincoln's Last Ride

    A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near the White House and concluded at Lincoln’s Cottage. A riderless horse represented the fallen president.…

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    Solomon Northup's Descendants

    Vera Williams, Justin Gilliam, and Clayton Adams spoke about their ancestor Solomon Northup and the Oscar nominated movie based on his story, 12 Years a Slave. This event took place the…

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    Mary Todd Lincoln Reconsidered

    Frank Williams talked about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and how historians have remembered her. Many historians disagree about Mary Todd Lincoln, some calling her corrupt and mentally…

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    Lincoln's Hundred Days

    Author Louis Masur talked about his book, Lincoln’s Hundred Days and the formulation of the Emancipation Proclamation. One hundred days passed between Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation…

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    Michael Beschloss at President Lincoln's Cottage

    Michael Beschloss gave a tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home in Washington. He also talked about visiting historic sites and the book he was writing on…

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