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    Person of the Year 1862, Part 2

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected…

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    American Leaders and the Issues of 1861

    The evening before the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, historians spoke about leadership and the troubling issues of 1861. Edward Ayres projected some graphics as he talked about “The Logic of Secession.”…

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    The Dogs of War

    Thomas Emory talked about the start of the Civil War and he addressed the question of why both North and South decided to fight. He is the author of a book called The Dogs of War. “The Dogs of War” was…

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    Robert E. Lee: A Biography

    Professor Thomas discussed his recent book, Robert E. Lee: A Biography, published by W.W. Norton. The book covers Lee’s family background and Civil War career. General Lee lived only five years after…

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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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    Biographies of Robert E. Lee

    Mr. Thomas talked about his experiences writing biographies of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the 4 volume biography on Lee by author Douglas Southall Freeman, and new information that has…

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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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    Thursday Robert E. Lee Home Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…