1. Brown's Battleground in Prince Edward County, Virginia

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    On April 12, 2012, Jill Titus delivered a lecture entitled "Brown's Battleground in Prince Edward County, Virginia." When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v.…

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    • Civil War - Conscription Animation

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      Does war justify laws against sedition if they also curtail freedom of speech? How would you feel about fighting a war to free slaves when you didn't own any, and yet wealthy slaveholders received…

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      • The Civil War at a Crossroads: The Seven Days

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        On June 19, 2012, Edward Ayers delivered a Banner Lecture entitled The Civil War at a Crossroads: The Seven Days. In the spring of 1862, Virginia's civilians faced a different kind of war than…

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        • 1861: The Civil War Awakening By Adam Goodheart

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          With his new book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, Adam Goodheart revisits the most turbulent and consequential year in American history. In the hands of a master storyteller, we relive a time that…

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          • More Important Than Gettysburg: The Seven Days Campaign as a Turning Point

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            On July 11, 2012, Gary W. Gallagher delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "More Important Than Gettysburg: The Seven Days Campaign as a Turning Point." Ever since the Civil War ended, it has…

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            • Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War

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              On March 24, 2011, Douglas R. Egerton delivered a Banner Lecture entitled Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War. In Year of Meteors, Douglas…

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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…

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                • Winslow Homer's Virginia

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                  On April 18, 2013, Elizabeth O'Leary delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Winslow Homer's Virginia." When his paintings were exhibited in 1866, artist Winslow Homer gained critical…

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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…

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                    • Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend By Scott Reynolds Nelson

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                      According to the ballad that made him famous, John Henry did battle with a steam-powered drill, beat the machine, and died. Folklorists have long thought John Henry to be mythical, but historian Scott…

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