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Civil War Lives

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In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, The Huntington brought together major historians in a conference offering new perspectives on a number of Civil War figures, ranging from Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee to writer Louisa May Alcott and antislavery activist Charlotte Forten. Among notable speakers were James McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Battle Cry of Freedom (1988) and Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (2008); Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Union War (2011); Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth (2009); Ronald C. White Jr., author of A. Lincoln: A Biography (2009); and David Blight, author the Bancroft Prize-winning Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (2001) and the newly released American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era (2011). The conference was co-convened by Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia and Joan Waugh of UCLA. It was held at The Huntington on Oct. 21 & 22, 2011.

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Bruce Catton’s Terrible Swift Pen

David Blight discusses the place of Bruce Catton’s novels writing during the Civil Rights Era, 100 years after the end of the Civil War. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Blight is the author of “American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era” (2011); he is the Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University.

60 MIN2011 OCT 23
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Bruce Catton’s Terrible Swift Pen

George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation

Caroline E. Janney’s full title for her talk is “‘One of the Best Loved, North and South’: George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation.” She spoke at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Janney is associate professor of history at Purdue University and author of “Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause” (2008).

49 MIN2011 OCT 23
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George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Story of Surrender

Stephen Cushman spoke about Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his numerous accounts about Appomattox at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Cushman is Robert C. Taylor Professor of American Literature and Poetry at the University of Virginia.

36 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Story of Surrender

Farragut and Du Pont: Civil War Admirals

James M. McPherson spoke about Civil War admirals David Farragut and Samuel Francis Du Pont at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of American History at Princeton University.

48 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Farragut and Du Pont: Civil War Admirals

The “Fighting Parson”: William G. Brownlow and the Union Cause

Richard Carwardine discusses the colorful story of a Tennessee minister and master of invective, William G. Brownlow. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Carwardine is the author of “Lincoln: A Life of Purpose” (2004).

42 MIN2011 OCT 22
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The “Fighting Parson”: William G. Brownlow and the Union Cause

The Divided House of Ulysses S. Grant

Brooks D. Simpson’s discussion about Ulysses S. Grant was part of the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Simpson is professor of history at Arizona State University.

43 MIN2011 OCT 22
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The Divided House of Ulysses S. Grant

Abraham Lincoln’s Diary

Ronald C. White Jr. explains how Abraham Lincoln might not have kept a traditional diary, but he left us with a diary composed of written fragments on hundreds of scraps of paper. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. White is the author of many books on Lincoln, including “A. Lincoln: A Biography” (2009).

43 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Abraham Lincoln’s Diary

Robert E. Lee and the Question of Loyalty

Gary W. Gallagher discusses the various loyalties of Gen. Robert E. Lee. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and author, most recently, of “The Union War” (2011).

48 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Robert E. Lee and the Question of Loyalty

Welcoming Remarks to “Civil War Lives”

Steve Hindle and Joan Waugh welcome participants and attendees to the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington, and Waugh is professor of history at UCLA and co-organizer of the conference.

5 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Welcoming Remarks to “Civil War Lives”
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Latest Episodes

Bruce Catton’s Terrible Swift Pen

David Blight discusses the place of Bruce Catton’s novels writing during the Civil Rights Era, 100 years after the end of the Civil War. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Blight is the author of “American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era” (2011); he is the Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University.

60 MIN2011 OCT 23
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Bruce Catton’s Terrible Swift Pen

George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation

Caroline E. Janney’s full title for her talk is “‘One of the Best Loved, North and South’: George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation.” She spoke at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Janney is associate professor of history at Purdue University and author of “Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause” (2008).

49 MIN2011 OCT 23
Comments
George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Story of Surrender

Stephen Cushman spoke about Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his numerous accounts about Appomattox at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Cushman is Robert C. Taylor Professor of American Literature and Poetry at the University of Virginia.

36 MIN2011 OCT 22
Comments
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Story of Surrender

Farragut and Du Pont: Civil War Admirals

James M. McPherson spoke about Civil War admirals David Farragut and Samuel Francis Du Pont at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of American History at Princeton University.

48 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Farragut and Du Pont: Civil War Admirals

The “Fighting Parson”: William G. Brownlow and the Union Cause

Richard Carwardine discusses the colorful story of a Tennessee minister and master of invective, William G. Brownlow. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Carwardine is the author of “Lincoln: A Life of Purpose” (2004).

42 MIN2011 OCT 22
Comments
The “Fighting Parson”: William G. Brownlow and the Union Cause

The Divided House of Ulysses S. Grant

Brooks D. Simpson’s discussion about Ulysses S. Grant was part of the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Simpson is professor of history at Arizona State University.

43 MIN2011 OCT 22
Comments
The Divided House of Ulysses S. Grant

Abraham Lincoln’s Diary

Ronald C. White Jr. explains how Abraham Lincoln might not have kept a traditional diary, but he left us with a diary composed of written fragments on hundreds of scraps of paper. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. White is the author of many books on Lincoln, including “A. Lincoln: A Biography” (2009).

43 MIN2011 OCT 22
Comments
Abraham Lincoln’s Diary

Robert E. Lee and the Question of Loyalty

Gary W. Gallagher discusses the various loyalties of Gen. Robert E. Lee. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and author, most recently, of “The Union War” (2011).

48 MIN2011 OCT 22
Comments
Robert E. Lee and the Question of Loyalty

Welcoming Remarks to “Civil War Lives”

Steve Hindle and Joan Waugh welcome participants and attendees to the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington, and Waugh is professor of history at UCLA and co-organizer of the conference.

5 MIN2011 OCT 22
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Welcoming Remarks to “Civil War Lives”
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