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    The Failed Promise

    Robert Levine talked about the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War and the lives of Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson. This virtual program was hosted by the National…

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    Ways and Means

    Author Roger Lowenstein talked about how Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of Treasury Salmon Chase worked together to manage the financial front during the Civil War, levying taxes and…

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    Robert E. Lee - A Life

    Allen Guelzo talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s life from boyhood through the Civil War. The Atlanta History Center hosted this virtual program.

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    Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

    Historians discussed soldier recruitment, forced labor and the use of horses and mules during the Civil War. The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies hosted this program.

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    1862, Beyond the Civil War

    Historians discussed the year 1862, examining the state of native nations, public lands, black education, and West coast immigration. This program was part of the Organization of American…

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    Loudoun County, Virginia, During the Civil War

    Local historians shared stories about Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War. This program was part of a series sponsored by the Loudoun County Museum called “History on Tap.”

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    Lincoln & the Fight for Peace

    As the Civil War came to a close, President Abraham Lincoln was thinking beyond the carnage of war to peace. Author John Avlon talked about Lincoln the peacemaker and the plans he had for a…

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    The Civil War in Virginia

    Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth taught a class about life on the home front and battles fought in Virginia during the Civil War. He focused on the 1864 Overland…

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    Union General Meade at Gettysburg

    Kent Masterson Brown talked about his book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command, which examines the leadership of Union General George G. Meade during the July 1863 battle. The…

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    After Words with Barbara Walter

    How do civil wars start and could one happen again in the U.S.? Barbara Walter examined the warning signs that often precede civil wars and discussed what can be done to stop them. She was…

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    Civil War Naval Leadership

    U. S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds talked about Civil War naval leadership, which included Union Admiral David Farragut, who he compared to World War II Admiral Chester…

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    Ends of War

    University of Virginia Center for Civil War History director Caroline Janney examined military and political uncertainty in the weeks following the end of the Civil War in 1865. This program was…

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    How Important Was Gettysburg?

    Civil War scholar Gary Gallagher answered the question, “How Important Was Gettysburg?,” a Civil War battle that took place in 1863. He examined whether the Pennsylvania battle was a turning…

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    On Juneteenth

    On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in Texas. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed explained the significance of Juneteenth…

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    Fallen Leaders - Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart

    Civil War author and historian Gordon Rhea talked about Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart’s mortal wounding in May 1864 at Yellow Tavern, part of a skirmish on the outskirts of Richmond,…

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    Union General Fitz John Porter

    Civil War author Kevin Pawlak recounted the career of Union General Fitz John Porter. General Porter was court-martialed after the Battle of Second Manassas, fought August 29-30, 1862, but the ruling was…

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    Choctaw Confederates

    During the Civil War, members of the Choctaws Nation held slaves and fought alongside Confederate forces. Author Fay Yarborough talked about Native populations, slavery, and the…

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    Confederate General Leonidas Polk

    Civil War author David Powell described the life and military career of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. Gen. Polk was killed by a cannonball during the June 14, 1864, Battle of Marietta. This program was…

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    Naturalist John Burroughs and Washington, D.C.

    Author Steve Dryden recounted the life of John Burroughs, a naturalist and essayist who lived in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War. This program was hosted by the Hill Center at the Old…

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    Civil War Naval Warfare

    Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis taught a class about Civil War naval warfare. She highlighted instances of guerrilla attacks on U.S waterways and described…

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