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Looking to the 19th century for perspective on race and government

May. 8, 2017—Issues of race and government are explored in law professor Dan Sharfstein's new book, "Thunder in the Mountains."

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Learn about Fort Negley’s role in the civil rights struggle

Oct. 19, 2016—The story of African Americans who escaped from slavery during the Civil War and built Fort Negley will be told during an event co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be marked at Vanderbilt

Oct. 25, 2013—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss and First Amendment Center founder John Seigenthaler will lead a conversation about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Video: Adam Goodheart, author of “1861: The Civil War Awakening”

Mar. 19, 2013—Tune in Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. for live streaming video of award-winning historian, essayist and journalist Adam Goodheart discussing his book 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Goodheart will speak for approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience to be moderated by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Goodheart’s 2011 book introduces readers to...

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Civil War historian to discuss best-selling book at Vanderbilt

Mar. 7, 2013—Award-winning historian, essayist and journalist Adam Goodheart will discuss his book "1861: The Civil War Awakening" on March 21 at Vanderbilt University.

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Emancipation Proclamation panel explores document’s meaning for today

Feb. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt Chaplain Mark Forrester moderated a lively panel discussion in War Memorial Auditorium Feb. 12 about the Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy as the document went on view at the Tennessee State Museum nearby.

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Panel discussion will explore Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy

Feb. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt Chaplain Mark Forrester will moderate a panel discussion about the Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 12—the same day the historical document goes on view at the Tennessee State Museum.

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Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 23, 2012—Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and president of the professional support...

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From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 21, 2012—More than 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference.

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VUCast Newscast: Provocative Politics

Mar. 9, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Provocative Politics: the power of a sensational ad See the Civil War through the eyes of those who stayed at home Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine goes hip hop

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Listen: Website offers window into daily life in Civil War Tennessee

Jan. 30, 2012—Little-known stories of how Civil War-era Tennesseans lived their lives away from the battlefield are now accessible on the Shades of Gray and Blue website, created through a collaborative effort of Vanderbilt Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University Walker Library and the Center for Historical Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes

Nov. 17, 2011—The schedule of winter 2012 non-credit classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include aging and sexuality, reflections of life in Civil War Tennessee, the future of medicine and Humphrey Bogart film classics.

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