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  • Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights
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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…

    175 views
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
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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…

    450 views
  • Idea of Southern Identity
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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…

    1,102 views
  • Career of Historian James McPherson
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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,…

    491 views
  • Volunteers in Blue and Gray
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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.…

    509 views
  • President Lincoln and Secession
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    President Lincoln and Secession

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about President Lincoln and the problem of secession. Prior to the start of the Civil War, Washington, D.C., was deeply focused on the issues of secession and slavery. President Lincoln fought to…

    630 views
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    Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

    Julia Keller talked about her book Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It (Viking; May 29, 2008) with Vernon Burton. Mr.…

    233 views
  • The American Revolutions Infuence on Lincoln
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    The American Revolution's Infuence on Lincoln

    The panel talked about how the legacies of the American Revolution effected President Abraham Lincoln’s decision making in the Civil War. Topics included a comparison between the two wars, the idea that the…

    294 views
  • Land of Lincoln
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    Land of Lincoln

    Authors held a panel discussion about President Abraham Lincoln. Gary Johnson moderated. Co-moderator Eileen Mackevich also contributed her thoughts. The panelists responded to questions from members of the…

    152 views
  • emThe Age of Lincolnem
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    The Age of Lincoln

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. In his book Professor Burton explores Lincoln and his legacy from the vantage point of not only the…

    142 views
  • Presidential Leadership
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    Presidential Leadership

    Orville Burton and Richard Brookhiser talked about their books with Gary Johnson. Orville Vernon Burton is the author of The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the…

    82 views
  • Summer Reading Vernon Burton
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    Summer Reading: Vernon Burton

    Vernon Burton spoke about his new book The Age of Lincoln and his summer reading plans.

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  • emThe Age of Lincolnem
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    The Age of Lincoln

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the cultural, political, social, and economic background to Lincoln’s presidency. Professor Burton argues…

    63 views
  • Discrimination in Voting Historical Overview
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    Discrimination in Voting: Historical Overview

    The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The privately…

    78 views