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    National Reconciliation After the Civil War

    Caroline Janney talked about national reconciliation and its limits in the post-Civil War era. She argued that the Spanish-American War in 1898 bonded former white Confederates and Unionists into one national army,…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal new insights into the war.…

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    Confederate Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the pro-Confederate “Lost Cause” view of the Civil War and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture “The Lost Cause” was a panel discussion at “Causes Won and…

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    Morning Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the morning sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted from the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War” was a…

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    Civil War Scholarship

    Peter Carmichael and Caroline Janney talked about the ongoing academic research and consideration of the Civil War. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014…

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    Remembering the Civil War

    Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, a volume in the Littlefield Series on the History of the Civil War Era.…

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    Slavery, Emancipation and Reconciliation

    Purdue University history professor Caroline Janney examined how slavery and emancipation played into the process of post-war reconciliation. She also discussed the experiences and memories of…

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    Women and the Civil War

    Professor Carolina Janney lectured to her class on women in America from 1600-1870 on the role of women in the Civil War. During her illustrated lecture Professor Janney argued that women…

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    Confederate Surrender at Appomattox

    A panel of historians presented papers on the narrative of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox that has been debated since the end of the Civil War. After their presentations, Professor Leonard…