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  • Historian Alston Fitts on the Battle of Selma
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    Historian Alston Fitts on the Battle of Selma

    Author and historian Alston Fitts talked about the Battle of Selma and the city’s role during the Civil War. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities…

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  • Battle of Selma
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    Battle of Selma

    During the Civil War, Selma served as one of the South’s main military manufacturing centers. Benny Austin shared the reasons why Union troops targeted Selma, which fell just days before the end of the Civil…

    435 views
  • emRebel Yellem
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    Rebel Yell

    S.C. Gwynne talked about his book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, in which he recounts the life and military career of Confederate general Thomas…

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  • emFive for Freedomem and emA Civil Life in an Uncivil Timeem
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    Five for Freedom and A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Eugene Meyer and Paula Tarnapol Whitacre discussed lesser known stories of the Civil War.

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  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

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  • Notable Civil War Lives
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    Notable Civil War Lives

    Historians responded to audience questions about notable figures during the Civil War era. Highlighted people included Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, abolitionist and Republican Party…

    335 views
  • Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass
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    Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass

    Yale University professor David Blight talked about the political -- and often religious -- rhetoric that Frederick Douglass used when writing or speaking about abolition and the Civil War. This…

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  • Camp Ford Civl War Prison
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    Camp Ford Civl War Prison

    Camp Ford was the largest Confederate prison camp west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Randy Gilbert provided a tour of the location and described what conditions were like for the…

    404 views
  • Anna Dickinson and Civil WarEra Politics
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    Anna Dickinson and Civil War-Era Politics

    University of Florida professor Matthew Gallman talked about the life of Anna Dickinson. A Quaker woman from Pennsylvania, she gained fame as an abolitionist and Republican Party lecturer during…

    259 views
  • 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.…

    463 views
  • James Longstreet and Reconstruction
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    James Longstreet and Reconstruction

    University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talked about former Confederate General James Longstreet and his reputation after the Civil War. She described how Longstreet joined the…

    509 views
  • Divided Families in the Civil War
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    Divided Families in the Civil War

    Amy Murrell Taylor discussed how families coped with divided loyalties between the Union and Confederacy before, during and after the Civil War. She is the author of The Divided Family in…

    618 views
  • Civil Wars Impact on Ordinary Americans
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    Civil War's Impact on Ordinary Americans

    Virginia Tech History Professor Emeritus James Robertson talked about the Civil War’s impact on ordinary civilians and soldiers. He is the author of Civil War Echoes: Voices from Virginia,…

    1,030 views
  • Common Civil War Soldiers
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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Historian and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Peter Carmichael presented a talk titled, “Will the Real Common Civil War Soldier Please Stand Up.” The Library of…

    664 views
  • Hospital Workers in Civil War America
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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.. The Library of…

    379 views
  • Children and the Civil War
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    Children and the Civil War

    University of Richmond professor Lauranett Lee discussed how children were affected during the Civil War Era, and compared this history to the continuing twenty-first century problem of war,…

    620 views
  • emIn the Shadow of Statuesem
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    In the Shadow of Statues

    New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu weighed in on his decision to remove four Confederate statues from city grounds in 2017.

    555 views
  • 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’s known as the “Lost Cause” myth, the term given to the post-Civil War arguments made by former Confederates…

    637 views
  • USS Monitor Warship
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    USS Monitor Warship

    Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The…

    728 views
  • Civil WarEra Women in the Federal Workforce
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    Civil War-Era Women in the Federal Workforce

    Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the types of jobs they did,…

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