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  • emWhat Caused The Civil Warem
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    What Caused The Civil War?

    Edward Ayers, Dean of the College and Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, spoke about his book What Caused The Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern…

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  • Digital Future Distribution of Knowledge
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    Digital Future: Distribution of Knowledge

    Professor Ayers talked about the creation and distribution of knowledge in today’s digital environment. Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University…

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  • The Civil War
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    The Civil War

    The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year. On a panel titled The Civil War: Blacks and Whites, Soldiers and…

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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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  • Yorktown
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    Yorktown

    Mr. Ayers discussed the Revolutionary War and, specifically, Yorktown. Telephone lines were opened for audience comments. Washington Journal devoted part of its programming to several…

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  • Lincoln Prize Winners
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    Lincoln Prize Winners

    The day after the prize presentation, some of the winners of the Lincoln Prize participated in a panel discussion on the Civil War. Participants included Professor Weigley who won first…

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  • Talking About the Civil War
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    Talking About the Civil War

    Mr. Robertson talked about his book, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, the Legend published by Macmillan General Reference. The book is a biography in which the author traces the most…

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