1. Abduction of Pocahontas

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    In this video Program Coordinator, Caroline Legros discusses the abduction of Pocahontas in the Virginia Historical Society's long term exhibition, The Story of Virginia.

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    • Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

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      On January 26, 2012, Maurie D. McInnis delivered a lecture entitled “Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade.” In 1853 Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond…

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      • Aftermath (An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia)

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        This video was featured as the concluding video in the exhibition, An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia. An American Turning Point was a signature program of the Virginia Sesquicentennial…

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        • American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War

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          On March 10, 2011, Gregg Kimball delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War." As a city of the upper South intimately connected to northeastern…

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          • American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

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            On March 15, 2012, David O. Stewart delivered a lecture entitled “American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America.” A canny and charismatic politician who rose to become third vice…

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            • An Artist's Story: Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes

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              In 1862, twenty-three-year-old Edwin Forbes joined a corps of artists sent to Virginia to capture scenes of the war that would illustrate the pages of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Forbes…

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              • A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters

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                On November 8, 2012, Scott Reynolds Nelson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters. Pundits will argue that the 2008 financial…

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                • Battle of the Ironclads

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                  This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two wooden-hulled U.S. warships at Hampton Roads.…

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                  • Becoming Equal

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                    In this video, VHS Security Officer Al Johnson, discusses the civil rights movement in Virginia in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience."

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                    • Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage

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                      On March 16, 2012, Helen C. Rountree delivered a lecture entitled “Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage.” When English settlers arrived here 400 years ago, they encountered the first Virginians,…

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