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  • Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession
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    Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession

    Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He…

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  • The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory
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    The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. Several showed pictures during their presentations. After the presentations were given, Professor Horton chaired a panel discussion. James McPherson talked about…

    722 views
  • History Methods and the Lincoln Assassination
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    History Methods and the Lincoln Assassination

    In this second panel historians discussed the personalities and events which led to the assassination of President Lincoln on April 14, 1865. The discussion focused on various theories of…

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  • Interpretation of Slavery
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    Interpretation of Slavery

    Historians talked about the merits of a federal law requiring Civil War battlefields to incorporate exhibits and programs on the role of slavery in U.S. history. Following their remarks…

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  • Mr Lincolns Family
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    Mr. Lincoln's Family

    Participants talked about the relationship Lincoln had with his immediate family, his cabinet and other political figures. They focused on his early childhood and the characteristics that he…

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  • Mr Lincoln A Man for All Seasons
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    Mr. Lincoln: A Man for All Seasons

    In his keynote speech Mr. Beschloss talked about Lincoln’s assassination and how subsequent presidents viewed Lincoln’s legacy. He was followed by several park rangers who acted as figures from…

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  • Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination
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    Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination

    In this first panel historians and authors discussed President Lincoln’s assassination which occurred on April 14, 1865. They highlighted the events which led to the assassination and the popular…

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  • Lincoln Assassination Anniversary
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    Lincoln Assassination Anniversary

    Three Lincoln scholars talked about the political situation in April 1865, the myths and realities surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and how the media treated it. Many…

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