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    On Juneteenth

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed recalled the announcement of the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of…

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    Until Justice Be Done and At the Threshold of Liberty

    Northwestern University Professor Kate Masur, author of Until Justice Be Done, and Cornell University Associate Professor Tamika Nunley, author of At the Threshold of Liberty, talked about…

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    No Common Ground

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte history Professor Karen Cox discussed her book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. She recounted the…

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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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    Calhoun

    Baylor University history professor Robert Elder recalled the life of John Calhoun, who served as a vice president, secretary of War, and was also a Confederate advocate. This was a virtual…

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    The Crooked Path to Abolition

    Civil War historian James Oakes examined how Abraham Lincoln thoughout his political career used the Constitution to abolish slavery. This was a virtual event hosted by the Massachusetts…

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    The Black Civil War Soldier

    New York University photography Professor Deborah Willis looked at the lives of Black Civil War soldiers through a collection of portraits. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free…

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    A Worse Place Than Hell

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer John Matteson looked at how the Civil War’s 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg impacted the lives of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman,…

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    Robert E. Lee and Me

    Ty Seidule, a retired brigadier general and history professor emeritus at West Point, explored the legacy of the Confederacy and its impact today. He was joined in conversation by retired…

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    The Book Collectors

    French journalist Delphine Minoui reported on the efforts of a group of Syrians to build a library during that country’s civil war. This was a virtual event hosted by the Boston Athenaeum…

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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,…

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    Down Along With That Devil's Bones

    Journalist Connor Towne O’Neill discussed the legacy of white supremacy through memorials in the South to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux…

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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…

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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This…

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    Armies of Deliverance

    University of Virginia History Professor Elizabeth Varon argued that during the Civil War the North was motivated to liberate the South instead of conquering it. This was a virtual program…

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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.…

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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.

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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.

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