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  • 10 Mar 2017
    Mary Loeffelholz

    International Women’s Day: spotlight on Emily Dickinson

    If Emily Dickinson were alive today, would she be celebrating International Women’s Day?  That’s a tough call to make.  This year’s theme for International Women’s Day calls upon women and allies to “Be Bold For Change,” to link hands and work towards a more equitable world.  Dickinson, though, wasn’t much of a joiner.  Offensive and […]

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  • 9 Apr 2015
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    The Legacy of the U.S. Civil War: 150 Years Later

    On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union forces at Appomattox, putting an end to the bloodiest war in American history. Now, 150 years after Lee's surrender, five historians and authors lead the conversation about the Civil War's enduring legacy.

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  • 31 Jan 2014
    David Williams

    “I Freed Myself”

    Historian David Williams, author of I Freed Myself (forthcoming March), reveals how black slaves seized their own freedom--and by doing so, precipitated the Emancipation Proclamation.

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  • 22 Aug 2008

    Darwin Letter Friday

    Charles on the American Civil War Darwin writes the great American botanist Asa Gray during a turbulent point in American history. Darwin’s feelings on slavery were very pronounced; ever since his Beagle voyage saw witness to a great deal of slave brutality. The Maryland slaves that he refers to were not freed, since the state […]

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