Civil War Lectures

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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • Lois and James Horton: In Hope of Liberty

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          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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          • The Toughest Job: William Winter's Mississippi

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            In 1979, William Winter was elected Governor of the state of Mississippi. His goal was to improve the state by reforming the education system and create a public kindergarten. The plan was met with…

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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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              • The Battle of Shiloh Webcast

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                Presented by the Weider History Group and American Military University The fact that the first major battle of the Western Theater did not take place until spring 1862 indicates the difficulty both…

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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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                  • The Common Soldier of the Civil War Webcast

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                    Presented by the Weider History Group and American Military University While the names and stories of many Civil War heroes often come to mind, have you ever wondered about the common soldier of…

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                    • The Battle of Gettysburg Webcast

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                      Presented by the Weider History Group and American Military University How important is the Battle of Gettysburg to the study, discussion, and portrayal of the Civil War today? How do historians…

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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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                        • "Varina Davis's Civil War," by Joan Cashin

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                          from Virginia Historical Society Added 37 0 0

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

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