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  • Civil War in the Fall of 1864
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    Civil War in the Fall of 1864

    Professor Charles Dusch talked about the political and military situation in both the North and the South during the fall of 1864. He described how the presidential election, military…

  • Civil War and Emancipation Policy
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    Civil War and Emancipation Policy

    Professor Brian Taylor talked about the military strategy and political policy goals of emancipation during the Civil War. He spoke about how ending slavery became a major goal for the…

  • Civil WarEra Women and Volunteerism
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    Civil War-Era Women and Volunteerism

    Professor Judith Giesberg talked about the ways northern middle-class women volunteered during the Civil War. She focused on Louisa May Alcott’s time as Civil War nurse chronicled in her…

  • PostCivil War Lost Cause Myth
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    Post-Civil War Lost Cause Myth

    University of West Georgia Professor Keith Bohannon taught a class about what iss known as the “Lost Cause” myth, the term given to the post-Civil War arguments made by former Confederates…

  • Civil Wars Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days Battles
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    Civil War's Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days' Battles

    Professor Judkin Browning talked about the 1862 Civil War Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days' cattles. He reviewed Union General George McClellan’s failed attempt to take the Confederate…

  • 1864 Civil War Overland Campaign
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    1864 Civil War Overland Campaign

    Sam Houston State University professor Brian Matthew Jordan taught a class about the Civil War’s Overland Campaign, which took place in Virginia in 1864 and pitted Union forces under Ulysses S.…

  • Lincoln Antietam and Emancipation
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    Lincoln, Antietam and Emancipation

    Professor William Harris talked about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam, and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.

  • Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops
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    Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops

    Hillsdale College Professor David Raney taught a class about Civil War-era aid societies that supported Union troops. He highlighted the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and the U.S.…

  • Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration
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    Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration

    Dickinson College History Professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between…

  • emThe Tango Warem
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    The Tango War

    Journalist Mary Jo McConahay provided a history of Latin American involvement in World War II, as both the Allied and the Axis powers vied for its support.

  • American and Vietnamese Wartime Perspectives
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    American and Vietnamese Wartime Perspectives

    A panel of scholars and authors looked at the Vietnam War from the American, North and South Vietnamese perspectives. Topics include South Vietnamese nationalism, why American intervention…

  • emThe Escape Artistsem
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    The Escape Artists

    Neal Bascomb recounted a group of Allied prisoners who escaped a German POW camp in 1918, digging a tunnel for several months and then traveling 150 miles to Holland.

  • The Lost Battalion
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    The Lost Battalion

    French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson visited a memorial and remnants of World War I trenches in France’s Argonne Forest to tell the story of the “Lost…

  • Confederate Battle Flag Debates
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    Confederate Battle Flag Debates

    John Coski is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. He talked about debates over the battle flag as part of a Civil War conference hosted by the…

  • 1864 Presidential Election
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    1864 Presidential Election

    Rea Andrew Redd talked about the presidential election of 1864. He outlined the Republican and Democratic platforms, the different candidates and the logistics of getting soldiers to vote. This talk…

  • Reconsidering US Military Strategy in Vietnam
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    Reconsidering U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

    Three military historians reconsidered a variety of perspectives on Vietnam War strategy. This program was part of a day-long conference hosted by the Virginia Military Institute titled: “The…

  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

  • Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg
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    Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower’s interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight…

  • Ulysses S Grant as Union Army GeneralinChief
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    Ulysses S. Grant as Union Army General-in-Chief

    Historian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union Army in 1864 and how Grant’s command style differed…

  • Alvin York World War I Battle Location
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    Alvin York World War I Battle Location

    Military historian Brad Posey was interviewed about the book, Hero on the Western Front - Discovering Alvin York’s WWI Battlefield, and competing projects that have claimed to locate the…

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