1. "The Afterlife of the American Civil War" Keynote Address (Boston Univ. Prof. of History Nina Silber)

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    In August 2013, Bowdoin College hosted "The Afterlife of the American Civil War, a four-day series of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and music presented in commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial celebration. Bowdoin has many important connections to the Civil War through eminent alumni, faculty, and other historical figures associated with the College—including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (class of 1852), Oliver Otis Howard (class of 1850), William Pitt Fessenden (class of 1823), and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who began writing "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" while her husband was a Bowdoin professor. The Alumni College event, which focused on Bowdoin's involvement in the post-war years, included lectures by Bowdoin faculty and alumni. The keynote address was delivered by Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University. Her books include "The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900" (1993); "Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War" (1992); "Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War" (2005); and "Gender and the Sectional Conflict" (2009). She has also worked as a consultant for the Gettysburg National Battlefield, the United States Constitution Museum, and the “American Experience” television series.

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    • "Up Closer With Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain" (Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael)

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      In August 2013, Bowdoin College hosted "The Afterlife of the American Civil War," a four-day series of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and music presented in commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial celebration. Bowdoin has many important connections to the Civil War through eminent alumni, faculty, and other historical figures associated with the College—including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (class of 1852), Oliver Otis Howard (class of 1850), William Pitt Fessenden (class of 1823), and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who began writing "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" while her husband was a Bowdoin professor. The Alumni College event, which focused on Bowdoin's involvement in the post-war years, included lectures by Bowdoin faculty and alumni. In this lecture, Bowdoin Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael, a specialist in African-American History who regularly teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including the popular course "The Civil War in Film," discusses Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and other Bowdoin alumni who fought in the Civil War.

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      • George Washington

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        Born in 1732, George Washington lived a life as a soldier, patriot, and gentleman. As the first President of the United States, he was a true statesman, rejecting the title of king or governor, and setting the standard for leadership in America to this day. This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The George Washington segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at http://www.drivethruhistory.com

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        • Pilgrims

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          In 1620, the Mayflower and its 102 passengers set sail for the New World. After facing religious persecution in England and Holland, the Pilgrims looked for a new start in the Americas. This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The USS Constitution segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at http://www.drivethruhistory.com

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          • USS Constitution

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            Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is a three-mast, wooden-hulled, heavy frigate of the U.S. Navy. Named by President George Washington after the U.S. Constitution, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The USS Constitution segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at http://www.drivethruhistory.com

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            • Lexington and Concord

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              Lexington and Concord, the sites of the first shots and first battle of the Revolutionary War in April 1775. Lexington Green, where controversy surrounds the “shot heard round the world.” Concord Bridge, where the British Army met its match and retreated to Boston. This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The Lexington and Concord segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at http://www.drivethruhistory.com

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              • Martin Luther

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                Martin Luther was a 16th Century German law student turned monk, who launched the Protestant Reformation with the distribution of his Ninety-Five Theses. Remarkably, Luther’s actions had a profound role in U.S. history, from the Pilgrims to the Revolution. This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The Martin Luther segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at http://www.drivethruhistory.com

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                • Jamestown

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                  In 1607, English settlers founded a colony in the Chesapeake region of Virginia. Named after King James I, Jamestown was considered the first permanent English settlement in the New World. This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The Jamestown segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at http://www.drivethruhistory.com

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                  • Mare's War-Trailer

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                    This is my book/movie trailer for 8th grade American History at USM.

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                    • Harmony Project Presents: Dream Speech 50

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                      A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through 50 faces and voices of everyday Americans from Columbus, Ohio. Harmony Project, whose mission closely aligns with the key message of Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech, brought together 50 diverse faces to celebrate and revisit the speech that changed America. Hear his dream come to life, through the voices of those living that dream today. http://dreamspeech50.com Harmony Project is a leader in providing arts programming and volunteer community service in the greater Columbus metropolitan community. Harmony Project connects Columbus across cultural, social and geographic lines through programming and community building opportunities. People from different generations, points of view and cultural experiences are united through musical training and performance while working side-by-side in collective community service. For more information, please visit http://harmonyproject.com

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