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  1. Eric Foner: The Politics of Reconstruction

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    Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, explores the political situation of African Americans before the Civil War and immediately afterwards.

  2. Eugenio Biagini: Abraham Lincoln in Germany and Italy

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    Noted Lincoln historians discuss Lincoln's legacy at the Gilder Lehrman-sponsored Global Lincoln Symposium held at Oxford University.

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    • Eric Foner: Lincoln and the Rights of Black Americans

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      Professor Eric Foner argues that the idea of sending African American slaves to colonize Africa (an idea which Abraham Lincoln at times embraced) was part of the larger idea of emancipation for American…

    • Elliott West: Guns, Horses, and the Grass Revolution

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      In this lecture Elliott West, Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, describes how the introduction of Old World items such as guns, horses, and new diseases, affected the native peoples…

    • How To Set Up and Dismantle A Traveling Exhibition

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      This is a tutorial on how to set up and dismantle a traveling exhibition.

    • Edward L. Ayers: War Between Neighbors: The Coming of the Civil War

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      Edward L. Ayers, President of the University of Richmond, discusses his prize-winning book, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863. Based on an archive of documents…

    • David Hackett Fischer: Washington's Crossing

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      Most Americans know George Washington's December 1776 crossing of the Delaware from the famous painting by Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze, which depicts Washington standing bravely in a rowboat on…

    • Daniel Wildcat: Nature, Culture, and Native Americans

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      Daniel Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma and Director of the American Indian Studies Program at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. He discusses the importance…

    • David Blight: Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

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      The collective memory of the Civil War differs throughout America. To some the bloody conflict was a fight for emancipation and equality. For others, it represents the noble, but ultimately failed,…

    • Clarence Taylor: The Civil Rights Movement

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      Clarence Taylor is Professor of Modern African American, Religion, and Civil Rights at the City University of New York. He outlines the American Civil Rights Movement and analyzes when and why the…

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      • Christopher Brown: The Fight over Slavery in the Revolutionary Era

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        Columbia University professor Christopher Brown examines the rise of anti-slavery thought during the Revolutionary Era. Focusing on the often contrasting motivations behind the anti-slavery rhetoric…

      • Charles C. Mann: America Before Columbus

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        Charles Mann's most recent book, 1491, won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for the best book of the year. In this lecture he looks at new reserach on pre-Columbian America. …

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