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    Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

    Professor McPherson discussed his latest book, Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg, published by Crown Publishers. In the book, the author reenacts the Battle of Gettysburg for readers by…

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    Biographies of Ulysses S. Grant

    The panelists discussed the life of Ulysses S. Grant. They answered questions about Grant from moderator James McPherson, himself a Civil War author, and then answered questions from…

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    The 137th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Marking the 137th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, participants spoke about the significance of the occasion and of President Lincoln. An actor portraying President Lincoln then gave…

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    Battle Cry of Freedom

    Mr. McPherson discussed his book Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, published by Oxford University Press. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1989. The author talked about…

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    The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom

    Professor McPherson talked about the Civil War, the causes of secession and the reasons for the Union’s victory. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History, his book Battle Cry of Freedom was…

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    Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award

    Professor McPherson, president of the American Historical Association, presented Senator Byrd with the association’s Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award. The award “is given occasionally to…

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    Negotiating for Peace During the Civil War

    The speakers talked about President Lincoln and the Civil War, focusing on efforts to negotiate peace during the Civil War. Mr. McPherson was the keynote speaker. Following prepared…

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    What They Fought For, 1861-65

    James McPherson talked about his book What They Fought For, 1861-1865, an examination of the people who fought in the U.S. Civil War. He wrote the book after years of teaching U.S. History…

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    Civil War History

    Professor McPherson talked about his book, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam. He also answered questions from audience members. Outside the tent, following his speech, he was interviewed and…

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    The Civil War and Today's Issues

    Five history professors and an executive participated in a roundtable discussion relating the issues of the Civil War to today’s issues during a symposium on the Civil War at Shepherd…

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    In Depth with James McPherson

    Professor McPherson talked about his life and his writings. He has taught history at Princeton since 1962, and his specialty is the American Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the author…

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    Presidential Reputations

    Scholars discussed presidents of the 20th century, what lies in store for future presidents, and how historians will view them. The panel responded to questions from the audience.

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    Presidential Power in the 21st Century

    Historians speculated about presidential power in the 21st century and discussed past presidents who are viewed as powerful. They answered questions from the audience.

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    The President as Crisis Manager

    Historians discussed the crises handled by Presidents Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy and Nixon. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Citizen Soldiers of the Civil War

    Mr. McPherson discussed his experiences as a United States Civil War historian. Among the issues he discussed were the continuing relevance it has on today’s society and the motivation of…

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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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    Writing the Civil War

    Mr. McPherson talked about his book, Writing the Civil War, published by University of South Carolina Press. In this book fourteen historians present a wide-ranging discussion of the vast…

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    For Cause and Comrades

    Professor McPherson talked about his book, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. The book examines the motivation of rank-and-file soldiers to continue fighting in the face of…

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    Civil War Battle Sites and Disney Theme Park

    Governor Allen testified concerning the proposed Disney theme park which would be built on lands just four miles from Manassas, VA. Manassas was the site of two Civil War battles commonly…

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    Civil War Battlefields Report

    The participants spoke about the importance of Civil War remembrance. Mr. Bearss discussed Civil War events on this date in history. Senator Bumpers, the founder of the Civil War…

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