382Nov 17, 2013
U.S. Colored Troops
Howard University history department chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil ...
994Nov 17, 2013
New York City Draft Riots
Author Barnet Schecter talked about the causes, progression, and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
814Nov 17, 2013
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, ...
544Nov 17, 2013
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Historians and authors talked about the events and circumstances around Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication ceremony of Soldiers' National ...
881Jun 30, 2013
President Lincoln in Film and Fact
Harold Holzer spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He talked about his books: The Civil War in 50 ...
1,479May 8, 2013
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2
John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863, ...
367Mar 2, 2013
Harold Holzer on President Lincoln
Harold Holzer talked about President Lincoln’s surge in popularity and what Lincoln’s political legacy means today. Topics included the causes of the resurgence of President ...
797Feb 19, 2013
Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and U.S. Colored Troops
Scholars talked about the contributions, sacrifices, and challenges faced by African Americans who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Under the terms of the Emancipation ...
760Feb 15, 2013
Book Discussion on Lincoln: The Screenplay
Tony Kushner, author of the screenplay for the motion picture, “Lincoln,” and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a ...
3,202Dec 4, 2012
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1
Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, ...
1,434Nov 19, 2012
Steven Spielberg on 149th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address
Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating President Lincoln"s Gettysburg Address delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in ...
1,052Oct 4, 2012
Book Discussion on War on the Waters
Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and ...
356Sep 16, 2012
Harold Holzer on the Battle of Antietam
Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President Lincoln. Topics included his relations with the troops, foreign relations, the Emancipation ...
1,940May 31, 2012
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief
This week on The Civil War, a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as opposing commanders-in-chief. Historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and William Davis talk about how ...
1,073Apr 15, 2012
150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act
Scholar and Author Harold Holzer talked about the 150th anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act which freed enslaved individuals in Washington D.C. Topics included the purpose of the ...
782Nov 30, 2011
Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press
Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the Civil War, and the ...
1,076Oct 4, 2011
British Citizenry Role in the Civil War
Oxford historian Amanda Foreman talked about the many British citizens that fought on both sides of the American Civil War for a host of personal and political reasons. She was interviewed on ...
1,026Jun 14, 2011
1863 New York City Draft Riots
Harold Holzer moderated a discussion of New York City’s only “Civil War Battle,” the 1863 Draft Riot. In the summer of 1863, riots erupted in New York City over new laws that ...
1,890May 12, 2011
Book Discussion on Hearts Touched by Fire
Civil War historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and Stephen Sears recount the Battle of Antietam, which occurred in September 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The historians present their ...
859Apr 9, 2011
Civil War Perspectives
Authors talked about their books on the Civil War. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Civil War Perspectives” was a panel of the ninth annual Annapolis ...
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