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  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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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