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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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