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  1. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 By Alan Taylor

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    On April 17, 2014 Alan Taylor delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832." In 1813, British warships appeared in the Chesapeake Bay…

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    • Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Secession, Civil War

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      On June 13, 2013, David C. Keehn delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Secession, Civil War."

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      • John Brown's raid in American Memory

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        As a major part of the national acknowledgment of the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society hosted "The…

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        • 'Virginia Voices' Trailer

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          Virginia Voices is a 40-minute film made up of crowdsourced video recorded and submitted by regular citizens. The VHS assembled the videos into a single narrative that gives audiences an overview…

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          • A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters

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            On November 8, 2012, Scott Reynolds Nelson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters. Pundits will argue that the 2008 financial…

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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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              • Lost in Shangri-La: A Story of Survival and Rescue during World War II

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                On April 5, 2012, Mitchell Zuckoff delivered the 2012 Stuart G. Christian, Jr., Lecture entitled "Lost in Shangri-La: A Story of Survival and Rescue during World War II." The Stuart G. Christian,…

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                • Learning History from a Charred Corn Cob

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                  In this video, Program Coordinator Chris Van Tassell discusses a charred piece of corn in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience."

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                  • Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. By Scott W. Berg

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                    In 1791 George Washington asked Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who had been a French volunteer during the American Revolution, to design a new federal city on the Potomac for the young republic. Suffering…

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                    • George Washington's Land Plat

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                      In this video VHS Vice President for Collections E. Lee Shepard discusses George Washington's 1749 survey.

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                      • Why Did the Civil War Happen?

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                        "Why Did the Civil War Happen?" is the subject of the introductory video for the VHS blockbuster show, "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia." Slavery caused the…

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                        • Libby Prison Window

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                          In this video, Exhibit Coordinator for "Virginia's Civil War" Andrew Talkov discusses Civil War prisons in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story…

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