1,941Mar 17, 2011
The Origins of the Secession Crisis and the Civil War
On the 150th anniversary of the secession winter, this session takes a new look at an old question: what were the causes of the Civil War? Each of the three presenters has recently authored a ...
810Mar 4, 2011
The Disputed Election of 1876
Michael Holt talked about his book By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (University Press of Kansas, 2011). Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes won the 1876 ...
109Apr 28, 2006
Congress Confronting Slavery, Part 4
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2006 Spring Conference “Congress and Slavery in the 1840s and 1850s” is the third in the series, “The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: ...
414Jul 15, 1999
Book Discussion on The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party
Mr. Holt talked about his book The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War, published by Oxford University Press. The book ...
1,947Feb 26, 1999
Book Discussion on Writing the Civil War
The co-editors McPherson and Cooper moderated a panel discussion of their book, Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, published by University of South Carolina Press. The other ...