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  1. Witness to a Century - Civil Rights in Virginia: School integration and busing

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    This video, excerpted from "Witness to a Century", addresses the topic of the civil rights movement in Virginia. "Witness to a Century" is a television documentary produced…

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    • Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607–1763 By Lorena S. Walsh

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      On April 21, 2011, Lorena S. Walsh delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607–1763." In a new…

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      • The Real Lost Cause: The Idea of Union in the Memory of the Civil War By Gary W. Gallagher

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        On November 17, 2010, Gary W. Gallagher delivered a talk on "The Real Lost Cause: The Idea of Union in the Memory of the Civil War" at the Alexander W. Weddell Trustees Lecture. Next year…

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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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          • Unlocking Menokin’s Secrets: Archaeological and Landscape Research at a Northern Neck Plantation

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            On October 25, 2012, David Brown delivered a Banner Lecture entitled Unlocking Menokin’s Secrets: Archaeological and Landscape Research at a Northern Neck Plantation. One of the great houses…

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            • The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 By Alan Taylor

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              On April 17, 2014 Alan Taylor delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832." In 1813, British warships appeared in the Chesapeake Bay…

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              • Hazel and Fulton Chauncey Lecture - Lee at Appomattox by Elizabeth R. Varon

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                Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind—it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a…

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                • The 1811 Richmond Theater Fire

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                  On December 6, 2012, Meredith Henne Baker delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “The 1811 Richmond Theater Fire.” On the day after Christmas in 1811, the state of Virginia lost its governor…

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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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                    • Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

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                      On February 7, 2013, Henry Wiencek delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves.” Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and…

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                      • Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia by Kathryn Shively Meier

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                        On August 14 at noon, Kathryn Shively Meier delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia." Nature's Civil War:…

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                        • Why Washington Burned and How the President Survived: James Madison and the War of 1812

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                          On March 7, 2013, Jeff Broadwater delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Why Washington Burned and How the President Survived: James Madison and the War of 1812." In his recent biography of…

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