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Historians Now: The Fiery Trial by Eric Foner

<p>Eric Foner discusses his book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. The book begins with Lincoln's youth and through his career</p> The book follows Lincoln's personal and political positions on slavery from childhood through the nation's greatest test. 

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The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity

Jill Lepore, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University, draws on scholarship from her book, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, to trace how the meanings attached to this brutally destructive war have changed as the attitudes about historical actors and the political pressures on those actors have changed.

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Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

Ira Berlin is a professor of history at the University of Maryland and winner of the 1999 Bancroft Prize in American History. His talk draws upon Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America in tandem with Remembering Slavery: African-Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation.

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1998

Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands

James F. Brooks, Director of the School of American Research Press, is author of Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands (2002), which won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize. Using a regional approach, Professor Brooks explores the complex stories of captivity and slavery that followed the spread of capitalism and colonialism in North America.

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1973

Lincoln and Jacksonian Democracy

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The Haitian Revolution: A New Vision of Freedom in the Atlantic World

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American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

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Emancipation and the Question of Agency: The Power of the Enslaved, the Power of Policy

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Living and Dying in the Civil War

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Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

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Frederick Douglass on Lincoln and Reconstruction

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Dred and Harriet Scott: A Family Story of Slavery and Freedom

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The Blind Memorandum: Abraham Lincoln and Leadership

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The Men of Company E: Confronting Freedom after the Civil War

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America’s Emergence as a Global Power

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Chat with the Curator: Amelia Earhart and Neta Snook

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Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll

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How Did Manifest Destiny Shape the American West?

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What are the legacies of the civil rights movement?

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