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  1. Aaron Sheehan-Dean: Living and Dying in the Civil War

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    West Virginia University historian Aaron Sheehan-Dean offered these thoughts on the Library of America's series, "The Civil War," in a video produced by the Gilder Lehrman Institute…

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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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      • Book Talk with Professor John Fabian Witt: Lincoln's Code: the Laws of War in American History

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        Meet the author, John Witt and listen to a conversation about his new book. With commentary by Eugene R. Fidell. In the fateful closing days of 1862, just three weeks before Emancipation, Abraham…

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        • Philip Morgan: Early American Slave Culture

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          In this lecture, historian Philip D. Morgan compares the Lowcountry and Chesapeake slave cultures and reveals much about the way of life of some of the earliest African Americans. Although South Carolina…

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          • Slavery and Race: Monticello Legacies

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            The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family 2011-2012 James A. Thomas Lecture by Annette Gordon-Reed. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and…

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            • The Duel

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              On the morning of July 11 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr fought the most famous duel in American history. Highlights from the original program airing on National PBS as part of the American…

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              • What Would Lincoln Do? How Lincoln's Legacy is Used and Abused in Today's Washington

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                During the partial government shutdown of 2013, an expert panel of historians and policy analysts convened in Washington, DC, to discuss the presence of Abraham Lincoln's legacy in contemporary…

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