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    Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights

    Vernon Burton and Peyton McCrary talked about historians' roles as expert witnesses, especially for civil rights cases. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

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    Idea of Southern Identity

    Clemson history professor Orville Vernon Burton spoke to university students about the southern identity in an introduction to his class on the history and culture of the U.S. South. The…

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    Career of Historian James McPherson

    Professor Burton chaired a panel discussion on the career of historian and author James McPherson. The panelists, including friends, colleagues, and former students of the noted Civil War historian,…

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    Volunteers in Blue and Gray

    Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…