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    Iron Dawn

    Richard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History, in which he recalls the Union Army’s creation of the Monitor, an iron…

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    Troubled Refuge

    Chandra Manning talked about her book Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, in which she recalls the Union Army’s slave-refugee camps, which, according to the author, were…

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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…

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    Guidon Books

    Shelly Dudley gave a tour of Guidon Books and provided insight into her customers' continued interest in the Civil War. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1964, Guidon Books specializes in Civil War…

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    City of Sedition

    John Strausbaugh talked about his book City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War, in which he recalls New York City during the Civil War. In his book, the author…

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    Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, in which she recalls…

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    Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades

    Susannah Ural talked about her book Don’t Hurry Me Down To Hades: Soldiers and Families in America’s Civil War, in which she draws upon letters and diary entries to tell the story of the Civil War through…

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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    James Robertson, author of After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America; Mark Tooley, author of The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of…

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    Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    Karen Abbott talked about her book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, in which she recounts the covert exploits of four women during the Civil War: Belle Boyd, a…

    880 views
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    Second African Baptist Church

    Vaughnette Goode-Walker showed the Second African Baptist Church in Savannah, where General Saxon told the black congregation about the plan to give them “40 acres and a mule.” The church is also where the Reverend…

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    Beyond Freedom's Reach

    Professor Adam Rothman talked about his book Beyond Freedom’s Reach, in which he looks at emancipation in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Union control of the city. In his book, he focuses on…

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    The Peace that Almost Was

    Mark Tooley talked about his book, The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War.

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    Capital Dames

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, in which she looks at Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of women who…

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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    Michael Ballard, author of The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles; Timothy Smith, author of Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front; Thomas Parson, author of Work for Giants:…

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    Our Man in Charleston

    Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role played by Robert Bunch, British consul assigned to…

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    The War That Forged a Nation and Lincoln's Last Speech

    James McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters, and Louis Masur, author of Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion,…

    566 views
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    The Cause of All Nations

    Don Doyle talked about his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, in which he recounts the global reaction to the Civil War. In his book, the…

    1,015 views
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    Valley of the Shadow

    Ralph Peters talks about his book Valley of the Shadow: A Novel, a dramatized history of the Civil War. He also spoke about the research he does for his books. Colonel Peters (Retired) was…

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    Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast

    Andrew Hall talked about his book, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast, about how civilian ships were able to maneuver around Civil War blockades and the consequences if they were caught. As part…

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    A Dangerous Stir

    Mark Wahlgren Summers talked about his book A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction, in which he presents his observations on Reconstruction policy following the Civil War. He said…

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