Civil War Lectures

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  1. "Varina Davis's Civil War," by Joan Cashin

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    On March 26, 2009, Joan Cashin gave a Banner Lecture entitled "Varina Davis's Civil War"

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    • 1/1 "The Failure of Peace Negotiations During the Civil War" (James McPherson)

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      James M. McPherson is a world-renowned Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. McPherson's works include…

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      • 2015 Hazel and Fulton Chauncey Lecture, "Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth," by Terry Alford

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        On June 11, Terry Alford delivered the 2015 Hazel and Fulton Chauncey Lecture, entitled "Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth." With a single shot from a pistol small enough…

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        • Adam IP Smith: No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

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          Adam I. P. Smith, Lecturer in American History at University College London, discusses his award-winning book No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North. He examines political parties and partisanship…

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          • Catherine Clinton: Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

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            Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820. After her escape to the North in 1849, she returned to the South more than a dozen times to ferry other slaves along the Underground Railroad.…

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            • Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 by John J. Fox III (Video)

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              On April 1 at noon, John J. Fox III, delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865." General Robert E. Lee faced…

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              • Edward Ayers, Keynote, LTAI: Making Sense of the Civil War

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                Keynote address at the orientation workshop for "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War," a reading and discussion program offered by the American Library Association…

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                • J.E.B. Stuart, the Bold Dragoon

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                  James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart was the most famous Confederate cavalryman of the Civil War — and one of its most dashing figures. Born in Virginia and educated at West Point, he…

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                  • James I. Robertson’s “The Untold Civil War”

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                    Professor Robertson spoke previously as part of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series on Stonewall Jackson. He returns to UMW to discuss the daily lives of the Civil War soldiers. That topic is…

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                    • John Neff, "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Memory of the Civil War"

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                      University of Mississippi History Professor John Neff delivers his 2009 Humanities Teacher of the Year address, "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Memory of the Civil War." Professor…

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                      • Lee's Last War Winter by William C. Davis

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                        On April 22 at 5:30 p.m., William C. Davis delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Lee's Last War Winter." Robert E. Lee faced the coming of 1865’s spring campaign season with…

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                        • Lois and James Horton: In Hope of Liberty

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                          from The Gilder Lehrman Institute Added 337 2 0

                          In In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860 (1998), James O. Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington…

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