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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    937 views
  • 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…

    1,186 views
  • 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…

    402 views
  • emSouthern Stormem
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    Southern Storm

    Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau discussed the military campaign of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 60,000 troops from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia in 1864. General Sherman’s…

    1,130 views
  • emRising in Flamesem
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    Rising in Flames

    J.D. Dickey provided a history of Union General William Sherman’s 1864 “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah.

    589 views
  • emWild Rose  Rose ONeale Greenhow Civil War Spyem
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    Wild Rose: Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy

    Ms. Blackman talked about her book Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy, published by Random House. A Maryland native, Rose O’Neale Greenhow (1817-1864) grew up in Washington,…

    743 views
  • 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…

    260 views
  • 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.…

    233 views
  • 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.

    405 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…

    1,221 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.

    822 views
  • emThe Thin Light of Freedomem
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    The Thin Light of Freedom

    Edward Ayers talked about his book The Thing Light of Freedom, in which he provided a history of the Civil War.

    707 views
  • Hulston Civil War Library Collection
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    Hulston Civil War Library Collection

    Librarian Jeff Patrick of the Hulston Civil War Library shared some of Wilson’s Creek National Historic Battlefield’s most notable pieces, including rare soldier art, a Civil War surgeon’s manual, and a…

    194 views
  • emWilsons Creekem
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    Wilson's Creek

    Bill Piston talked about his book Wilson’s Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It, in which he explores what drove the men of Kansas and Missouri to volunteer for the Civil War.…

    246 views
  • emThe Border Between Themem
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    The Border Between Them

    Jeremy Neely talked about his book, The Border Between Them: Violence and the Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line, about the violent exchanges between Kansans and Missourians before, during, and after…

    207 views
  • emThe Real Custerem
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    The Real Custer

    James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the author…

    1,619 views
  • emBe Free or Dieem
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    Be Free or Die

    Cate Lineberry talked about her book Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero, in which she recalls the life of Robert Smalls, a former slave…

    842 views
  • emThe American Warem
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    The American War

    UCLA history professor Joan Waugh talked about her book, The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. This interview, recorded on the campus of UCLA, is part of Book TV’s College…

    1,301 views
  • emAmerican Ulyssesem
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    American Ulysses

    Ronald White talked about his book, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    617 views
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