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  1. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

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    On November 14, Daniel Okrent delivered the 2012 Alexander W. Weddell Lecture entitled “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.” The first annual Alexander W. Weddell Lecture took…

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    • Good to Great to Gone: The Circuit City Story

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      On November 29, 2012, Alan Wurtzel discussed his book, Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City. Not many years ago, Circuit City stood out as perhaps the premier name in the…

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      • Civil War Lawyers: Constitutional Questions and Courtroom Dramas

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        On September 13, 2012, Arthur T. Downey delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Civil War Lawyers: Constitutional Questions and Courtroom Dramas." Lawyers dominated public life during the first…

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        • Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Rights to Self-Governance

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          On September 6, 2012, J. Harvie Wilkinson III delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Rights to Self-Governance." American…

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          • Whipping Post: Evidence of Barbarism

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            In this video, former VHS Outreach Educator Geoff Cohrs discusses the whipping post in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience."

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            • The Life of George Washington

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              In this video, VHS Manager of Educational Services Bill Obrochta examines the life of George Washington through paintings in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story…

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              • Colonial Courtship

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                In this video, VHS Library Clerk Elaine Hagy discusses colonial courtship in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience."

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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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                  • A.D. Price Funeral Establishment

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                    In this video, Lauranett Lee, Curator of African American History, discusses the A. D. Price Funeral Establishment, one of the oldest African American-owned businesses in Virginia. The hearse is an…

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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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                      • 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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                        • 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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