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    Juneteenth and Free Black Marriage

    Author Tera Hunter spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era about the significance of Juneteenth and her book Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the…

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    Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy

    Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address is widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American political history. Edward’s Achorn’s book, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second…

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    Illinois Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    Mark Flotow’s book, In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home, features the writings of 165 troops from Abraham Lincoln’s home state and covers the war from…

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    Harriet Tubman's Life & Legacy

    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad conductor, an abolitionist, a Union spy, a Civil War nurse, and a suffragist. The Lincoln Forum…

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    Black Religious Politics After Emancipation

    Nicole Myers Turner, author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia, discussed her book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the…

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    Abraham Lincoln and 1860-61 Presidential Transition

    Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election over three challengers with less than 40 percent of the popular vote and without a single electoral vote from a slave state. His transition to…

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    Emancipation Legacy in Photos

    Professor Barbara Krauthamer talked about using photography to chart the history of American slavery, both before and after emancipation. Professor Krauthamer discussed the “legacy of…

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    White Supremacy and the Lost Cause

    Author Adam Domby talked about his book, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory. He described Confederate monument dedication ceremonies, examined the myth…

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    Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    University of Kentucky history professor Mark Summers talked about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. This event was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

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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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    Union Generals Grant and Sherman

    The Grant Monument Association hosted a discussion between retired General David Petraeus and historian John Marszalek about relationship between Union Generals Union Generals Ulysses S. Grant…

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    Union Gen. George Sears Greene at Gettysburg

    During the Battle of Gettysburg’s second day, Union commander George Meade called for reinforcements to beat back an assault his left flank, leaving only a single brigade to defend his right flank on Culp’s Hill.…

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    Union General George McClellan

    Professor George Rable talked about Union General George McClellan, who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac in the early stages of the Civil War. Professor Rable talked about McClellan’s military…

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    Union General George Meade

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Oklahoma State University History Professor Jennifer Murray. She was writing a book on Union General George Meade and…

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    Western Press During the Civil War

    Scholars discussed the role of the western press during the Civil War. They talked about the divide between pro-Union and secessionist papers west of the Mississippi River as well as the…

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    Depicting Soldier Experiences in the Civil War Press

    A group of scholars discussed how the Civil War press depicted soldier experiences, exploring how information was transmitted and the scope of reporting. They talked about soldiers writing…

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    Commemorating Soldiers in the Press

    Scholars discussed how the Civil War press commemorated soldiers in newspaper illustrations, obituaries, prisoner of war accounts and solicitations to fund monuments. This session was part…

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    Fort Sumter and First Shots of the Civil War

    Located in Charleston harbor, Fort Sumter was still held by Union forces in April 1861, despite South Carolina’s secession in 1860. National Park Service historian Mark Maloy described the events of April 12,…

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    Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War

    The Wisconsin Veterans Museum hosted a conversation with Jeff Kannel, author of Make Way for Liberty: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War. Mr. Kannel described how he researched…

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