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  • emThis Great Struggleem
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    This Great Struggle

    Steven Woodworth, author of This Great Struggle: America’s Civil War, talked about how the history of the Civil War can be shared so that readers find the topic more approachable and interesting.…

  • emHow the South Won the Civil Warem
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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College history Professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This was a…

  • emConfederate Statues and Memorializationem
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    Confederate Statues and Memorialization

    Author Catherine Clinton talked about her book, Confederate Statues and Memorialization. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2020 LCV Cities Tour” in San Antonio,…

  • emCongress at Warem
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    Congress at War

    Historian Fergus Bordewich argued that Congress, led by the Republican Party, played a vital role in the Union’s victory in the Civil War.

  • Robert Plumb Discusses emThe Better Angelsem
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    The Better Angels

    Author Robert Plumb looked at how Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Julia Ward Howe had an impact on the Civil War.

  • emThe ThreeCornered Warem
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    The Three-Cornered War

    Historian Megan Kate Nelson looked at how the Civil War impacted the American West as the Union and Confederate armies fought for control of the territory.

  • Eric Foner Discusses emThe Second Foundingem
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    The Second Founding

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talked about his book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, in which he looked at the 13th, 14th,…

  • emSearching for Black Confederatesem
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    Searching for Black Confederates

    Historian Kevin Levin talked about his book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, in which he provided research that refutes claims that some African…

  • Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Discusses Removal of Confederate Statues
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    In the Shadow of Statues

    Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talked about his book, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, on his decision to remove four Confederate statues from city…

  • Author Discussion on the Civil War and the South
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    Author Discussion on the Civil War and the South

    Authors John Marszalek, Shelby Harriel, Ben Wynne, and Jacquelyn Hall provided insight into prominent and lesser known figures in the Civil War and Southern history. They spoke at the 2019…

  • emLincolns Spiesem
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    Lincoln's Spies

    Historian Douglas Waller talked about his book, Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, in which he recounted the team of Union spies that provided President Lincoln and his…

  • emThe Great Partnershipem
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    The Great Partnership

    U.S. Army War College History Professor Christian Keller talked about his book, The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the Fate of the Confederacy, in which he…

  • emConfederate Reckoningem
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    Confederate Reckoning

    Professor Stephanie McCurry talked about her book, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, in which she looks at the internal politics of the South during the Civil War…

  • emWorth a Dozen Menem
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    Worth a Dozen Men

    Libra Hilde talked about her book, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South, about the role played by Southern female nurses during the Civil War and how the Confederacy relied on their labor.…

  • emThe Tubman Commandem
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    The Tubman Command

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about her book, The Tubman Command: A Novel, in which she recounted Harriet Tubman’s service as a nurse, spy, and cook, for the Union Army during the Civil War.

  • emDarkness at Chancellorsvilleem
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    Darkness at Chancellorsville

    Retired Army officer and historical novelist Ralph Peters talked about his book, Darkness at Chancellorsville: A Novel of Stonewall Jackson’s Triumph and Tragedy, in which he looked at the Civil…

  • emForce and Freedomem
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    Force and Freedom

    Wellesley College Africana Studies Professor Kellie Carter Jackson provided a history of the use of violence by black abolitionists. She was joined in conversation by New York University…

  • emThe War Before the Warem
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    The War Before the War

    Andrew Delbanco, American studies professor at Columbia University, recounted the political and moral divisions that separated the United States in the lead-up to the Civil War. He was…

  • emRise to Greatnessem
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    Rise to Greatness

    Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second…

  • emA Fierce Gloryem
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    A Fierce Glory

    Justin Martin recounted the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862. It was the first Civil War conflict to take place in Union territory and resulted in the deaths of…

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