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  • Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass
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    Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass

    Yale University professor David Blight talked about the political -- and often religious -- rhetoric that Frederick Douglass used when writing or speaking about abolition and the Civil War. This…

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  • Abolitionist Representative James Ashley
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    Abolitionist Representative James Ashley

    Author and law professor Rebecca Zietlow looked at the life and work of James Mitchell Ashley, an abolitionist and Republican congressman from Ohio during the Civil War and early…

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  • Reconstruction Race and Andrew Johnson
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    Reconstruction, Race, and Andrew Johnson

    Historian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, Reconstruction: A Concise History. He argued that despite the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Reconstruction period failed to…

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  • Race Citizenship and the 14th Amendment
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    Race, Citizenship, and the 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 in the aftermath of the Civil War during the Reconstruction era. The amendment’s first clause, known as the “Citizenship Clause,” states that “All persons…

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  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

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  • Anna Dickinson and Civil WarEra Politics
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    Anna Dickinson and Civil War-Era Politics

    University of Florida professor Matthew Gallman talked about the life of Anna Dickinson. A Quaker woman from Pennsylvania, she gained fame as an abolitionist and Republican Party lecturer during…

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  • Civil WarEra Women in the Federal Workforce
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    Civil War-Era Women in the Federal Workforce

    Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the types of jobs they did,…

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  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

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  • Notable Civil War Lives
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    Notable Civil War Lives

    Historians responded to audience questions about notable figures during the Civil War era. Highlighted people included Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, abolitionist and Republican Party…

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  • James Longstreet and Reconstruction
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    James Longstreet and Reconstruction

    University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talked about former Confederate General James Longstreet and his reputation after the Civil War. She described how Longstreet joined the…

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  • Divided Families in the Civil War
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    Divided Families in the Civil War

    Amy Murrell Taylor discussed how families coped with divided loyalties between the Union and Confederacy before, during and after the Civil War. She is the author of The Divided Family in…

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  • Civil Wars Impact on Ordinary Americans
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    Civil War's Impact on Ordinary Americans

    Virginia Tech History Professor Emeritus James Robertson talked about the Civil War’s impact on ordinary civilians and soldiers. He is the author of Civil War Echoes: Voices from Virginia,…

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  • Common Civil War Soldiers
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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Historian and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Peter Carmichael presented a talk titled, “Will the Real Common Civil War Soldier Please Stand Up.” The Library of…

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  • Hospital Workers in Civil War America
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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.. The Library of…

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  • Children and the Civil War
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    Children and the Civil War

    University of Richmond professor Lauranett Lee discussed how children were affected during the Civil War Era, and compared this history to the continuing twenty-first century problem of war,…

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  • USS Monitor Warship
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    USS Monitor Warship

    Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The…

    763 views
  • Freedom and Equality after Emancipation
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    Freedom and Equality after Emancipation

    2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s addition to the U.S. Constitution. The measure addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. In this program, Civil…

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  • Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg
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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Paul Bretzger talks about his book, Observing Hancock at Gettysburg: The General’s Leadership Through Eyewitness Accounts. Mr. Bretzger argued that General Winfield Scott Hancock was the…

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  • Military Rivals Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee
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    Military Rivals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

    Historians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds looked at the military rivalry between Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. They compared Grant and Lee’s childhoods, their…

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  • American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium Opening Remarks
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    American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Opening Remarks

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