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    How the Word Is Passed

    Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith looked at the legacy of slavery in America and how it has impacted history. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.…

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    Union General John Logan

    John Logan was a three-term senator from Illinois and a general during the Civil War, having served under William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant. Though he fought for the Union,…

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    Slave Ship Creole Revolt

    In the fall of 1841, the slave ship Creole left Richmond, Virginia, en route to New Orleans with just over 130 slaves on-board. When it arrived, the ship’s captain was gone as well as most of the…

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    Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

    Catherine Clinton talked about her book, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, published by Little Brown and Company. In the book, the author writes about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery. Ms.…

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    Myths and Realities of American Slavery

    John Perry talked about his book Myths and Realities of American Slavery: The True History of Slavery in America. Mr. Perry argued that slavery was not as integral a part of the reason…

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    David Long on the Election of 1860

    As part of the Ninth Annual Lincoln Forum, Professor David Long discussed President Abraham Lincoln and his election campaign of 1860. The 1860 election was significant, because Lincoln’s victory…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe Portrayal

    Ms. Turnquist, introduced by Ms. Sanderson, portrayed the author Harriet Beecher Stowe. She talked about her life and the influences behind her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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    Dred Scott's Revenge

    Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of Dred Scott’s Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America (Thomas Nelson; April 21, 2009) talked from a Fox newsroom in New York City about freedom, the…

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    Underground Railroad Legends and Lore

    Panelists discussed the legends and lore of the Underground Railroad. The speakers showed slides during their talks. Professor White moderated the panel. Following prepared presentations,…

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    Writings of Abraham Lincoln

    Scholars and guests examined the final stages of the Civil War and beginning of the Reconstruction era through the writings of President Abraham Lincoln. They paid particular attention to…

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    Writings of Frederick Douglass

    Guests examined the history of slavery and freedom in 19th century America through the life and writings of Frederick Douglass. After escaping slavery, Douglass wrote Narrative of the Life…

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    Writings of Mary Chesnut

    Guests examined the social, political, and military history of the Civil War era from the perspective of the Confederacy through the writings of Mary Chesnut. Her journals detailed life in the…

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    Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Guests examined the history of slavery, abolitionism, and the antebellum era through the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Stowe, daughter of Congregationalist…

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    Frederick Douglass Portrayal

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe Manuscripts

    Ms. Hodson displayed some of the Huntington Library’s collection of Harriet Beecher Stowe manuscripts. She also talked about Stowe’s life and her role in the abolition movement.

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    Josiah Henson and Harriett Beecher Stowe

    Mr. Henson talked about the connection between his distant relative Josiah Henson and Harriett Beecher Stowe. The Henson Cabin was originally a slave cabin on a plantation. Mrs. Stowe read Josiah…

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    Mary Chesnut and the Civil War

    The South Carolina first lady read to schoolchildren from A Diary from Dixie, a compilation of journal entries and letters of Mary Chesnut, a Southern woman of the Civil War era.

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    Frederick Douglass Impact

    Participants talked about the impact Frederick Douglass, his writings and his orations had on American culture. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Mary Chesnut Portrayal

    Chris Weatherhead portrayed Mary Chesnut, who lived during the Civil War in secessionist South Carolina. She read from her journal, A Diary from Dixie.

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    Mary Chesnut

    Mr. Edgar talked about the life and legacy of Mary Chesnut and displayed several original documents relating to her journals and diary.

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