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    By One Vote

    Michael Holt talked about his book By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (University Press of Kansas, 2011). Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes won the 1876 presidential…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event “When Life Strikes…

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    The Origins of the Secession Crisis and the Civil War

    On the 150th anniversary of the secession winter, this session takes a new look at an old question: what were the causes of the Civil War? Each of the three presenters has recently authored a…

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    Congress Confronting Slavery, Part 4

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2006 Spring Conference “Congress and Slavery in the 1840s and 1850s” is the third in the series, “The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the…

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    The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party

    Mr. Holt talked about his book The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War, published by Oxford University Press. The book examines how…

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    Writing the Civil War

    The co-editors McPherson and Cooper moderated a panel discussion of their book, Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, published by University of South Carolina Press. The other…

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