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    Radicalization of Reconstruction

    Historians talked about the ways society was fundamentally different after the Civil War. They described the importance of community organizing for freed blacks in the South, the role…

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    1866 Memphis Massacre

    Historians talked about race relations in post-Civil War Memphis and the lives of freed blacks in the city both before and after the 1866 riot that resulted in the massacre of dozens of…

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    Land Use During Reconstruction

    Professor Adam Dean talks about plans and proposals for land use and redistribution in the South and West during Reconstruction. He argued that a northern agrarian ideal was imposed on…

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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction…

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    General Grant and the Continuing Civil War

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about General Ulysses S. Grant’s career after the Civil War. Professor Simpson spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the…

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    Origins of the Lost Cause

    Historians talked about the role of Jubal Early and John B. Gordon in the origins of the “Lost Cause.” They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the…

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    Return of the Confederate Veteran

    Historians spoke about the return of Confederate veterans across the South after the end of the Civil War. They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016…

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    Reconstruction in the North

    Professor Andrew Slap talked about the process of reconstruction in the North. Professor Slap spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference…

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    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Conference

    The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania hosted a conference on Reconstruction and the legacy of the Civil War. Authors, historians, and professors discussed…

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    Interpreting Reconstruction

    Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park…

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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Panelists talked about the opportunities and challenges for the African American community in the South and the West during Reconstruction. They spoke about topics such as the role of…

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    General Sherman's March to the Sea

    Todd Groce talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s background, his “March to the Sea” campaign, and how General Sherman is remembered. He described…

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    Burning of the Shenandoah Valley

    Eric Campbell describes the activities of the Union Army in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 as they moved through region and burned anything that could be of use to the Confederates. He…

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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

    Jeffry Wert talked about the Confederate and Union generals who engaged in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He spoke about how the commanding generals in the region, Ulysses S.…

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    1864 Atlanta Campaign

    Richard McMurry talked about the Civil War battles around Atlanta in 1864 and compared the strategies of Confederate commanders Joseph E. Johnston and his successor John Bell…

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    Robert E. Lee and Virginia

    James “Bud” Robertson talks about Robert E. Lee’s ties to Virginia and the various military campaigns throughout the state during the Civil War. He also compared…

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    Myth of the Lost Cause

    Edward Bonekemper talked about his book The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, in which he examines post-war arguments made by former…

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    Robert O’Connell talked about his book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman. In his book, Mr. O’Connell describes General Sherman’s life as…

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    Robert E. Lee's Surrender

    Gary Gallagher talked about two questions stemming from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in April 1865. First, he analyzed…

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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…

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