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  • William Faulkner and Civil War Memory
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    William Faulkner and Civil War Memory

    Author and Smith College English Professor Michael Gorra discussed his book, The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War. The book examines how the legacies of the Civil War and the South’s…

    277 views
  • Interpreting the American Revolution and Civil War
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    Interpreting the American Revolution and Civil War

    Art historian Judy Scott Feldman analyzed artistic portrayals of the American Revolution and Civil War. She talked about the influence of paintings, sculptures and memorials on how history…

    753 views
  • Southern White Women Slave Owners
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    Southern White Women Slave Owners

    Stephanie Jones-Rogers detailed her research into Southern white women slaveholders who, she calculates, comprised 40 percent of slave owners in some regions. The previous estimate had been…

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  • Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction
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    Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

    Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine -- common treatments used for wartime…

    158 views
  • Labor Money and Manpower During the Civil War
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    Labor, Money and Manpower During the Civil War

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of Men is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America. Mr. Luskey talked about…

    106 views
  • emDown Along With That Devils Bonesem
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    Down Along With That Devil's Bones

    Journalist Connor Towne O’Neill discussed the legacy of white supremacy through memorials in the South to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux…

    303 views
  • emThe Zealot and the Emancipatorem
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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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  • emShe Came to Slayem
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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

    260 views
  • emHow the South Won the Civil Warem
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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This…

    689 views
  • Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
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    Fort Monroe Casemate Museum

    Fort Monroe Casemate Museum director Robin Reed gave a tour showcasing the coastal Virginia fort’s history from the colonial era through its completion in 1834, and its role in the Civil…

    338 views
  • Gettysburg and Antietam
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    Gettysburg and Antietam

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Scott Hartwig, former Gettysburg National Military Park historian and author of a book on Antietam. He described the…

    665 views
  • Washington Journal John Cribb Discusses the Gettysburg Address Anniversary
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    John Cribb on the Gettysburg Address Anniversary

    Author and historian John Cribb discussed the 157th anniversary and lasting significance of the Gettysburg Address.

    305 views
  • Juneteenth and Free Black Marriage
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    Juneteenth and Free Black Marriage

    Author Tera Hunter spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era about the significance of Juneteenth and her book Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the…

    477 views
  • Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy
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    Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy

    Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the…

    452 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and African Americans
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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Civil War scholar Jonathan White talked about how Abraham Lincoln interacted with African Americans he met during his time in office. He explained how Lincoln’s willingness to have African…

    1,269 views
  • Emancipation in Washington DC
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    Emancipation in Washington, D.C.

    Oberlin College history Professor Tamkia Nunley talked about the experiences of newly freed African Americans, particularly women, in the Washington, D.C., area following the 1862 District…

    630 views
  • Black Religious Politics After Emancipation
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    Black Religious Politics After Emancipation

    Nicole Myers Turner, author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia, discussed her book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the…

    132 views
  • Little Round Top and Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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    Little Round Top and Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

    Chris Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretation and education chief, talked about the evolving interpretation of Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg and the role…

    412 views
  • Fort Sumter and First Shots of the Civil War
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    Fort Sumter and First Shots of the Civil War

    Located in Charleston harbor, Fort Sumter was still held by Union forces in April 1861, despite South Carolina’s secession in 1860. National Park Service historian Mark Maloy described the events of April 12,…

    400 views
  • Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp
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    Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp

    Elmira, a Union prisoner of war camp located in New York, opened in July 1864 after many other Union prisons were at capacity. Almost 3,000 Confederate POWs died at the camp from disease, exposure to the elements or malnutrition…

    484 views
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