• Furled and Unfurled: A History of the Confederate Battle Flag at Gettysburg (Lecture)
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    Furled and Unfurled: A History of the Confederate Battle Flag at Gettysburg (Lecture)

    So how is everyone this afternoon? Good? Good! I’m glad to hear it. I’m always very nervous that we’ll do a talk and no one will show up. Everybody has things that keep them awake at night. In the middle of the night, I’m like, “my god no one’s gonna show up to this!” but thank you for showing up. I appreciate it, particularly for this kind of contentious topic. also thank you for those that have been supporting the battlefield book series which we have been having every Saturday at 11 o’clock. we’re talking about “Gettysburg Requiem” right now which is a biography of William C. Oates and I…

  • Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments?
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    Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments?

    This is the Appomattox statue in Alexandria Virginia, a monument constructed in 1889 to honor Alexandria’s Confederate dead in the US Civil War. Since then, it has been at the center of debates about the use of public space. People wrestle with the decision to honor the history of those who supported the Southern Confederacy’s secession from the Union, which was largely in order to continue racialized slavery. Opponents have argued that the statue stands as a testament to intolerance and racism, and that although the statue is still privately owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the fact that it’s situated on public land means that it should…

  • Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation
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    Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation

    Do you think it is easy to write a constitution for a country? Did you ever wonder why the United States has a constitution that has lasted for more than two centuries while other countries have failed to find one that works? I’m Jim Lindsay, and this is Lessons Learned. Our topic today is the Articles of Confederation, which went into effect on March 1, 1781, when Maryland became the 13th and final colony to ratify it. Most of us know all about the major battles and events of the American Revolution. April 19, 1775 saw Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the battles at Lexington and Concord. July 4,, 1776…

  • The Theme Park History of Twister: Ride It Out (Universal Studios Florida)
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    The Theme Park History of Twister: Ride It Out (Universal Studios Florida)

    Wow! Let’s do that again. New twister. It’s gonna blow you away. Only at Universal Studios Florida. Come ride it out. Hello and welcome to Theme Park History. The channel for everything to do with theme parks big and small, past and present. Today in our very first episode, we’ll be taking a look at the history of Universal Studios Florida’s Twister Ride it Out. A special effects attraction that opened in May of 1998 and closed in November of 2015. This attraction was based on the hit 1996 blockbuster film Twister, which starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers that joined together to create an advanced weather…

  • Key & Peele – Auction Block
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    Key & Peele – Auction Block

    – ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL GATHER ROUND. GATHER ROUND. WELCOME, GENTLEMEN. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED DAY FOR AN AUCTION. ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL, GET ON UP THERE. – PUT THAT WHIP DOWN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, THOUGH. – STRAIGHT UP. I DON’T CARE WHAT PLANTATION I END UP ON. I’M STRAIGHT STAGING A REVOLT IN THIS MOTHER[bleep]. – HELLS YEAH. – WE HAVE LOT A, LOT B, AND LOT C. – UH, $3 ON LOT A. – $4. – 5! – $5 GOING ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES, SOLD. LOT A GOES TO THE MAN IN THE BLACK HAT. – I MEAN, GOOD. – YEAH. – [chuckles] I’M GLAD I DIDN’T GET…

  • Handle with Care – Legacies of Confederation
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    Handle with Care – Legacies of Confederation

    I’m Jessica Knapp from Canada’s History Society come with me behind the scenes at the Manitoba Museum with Dr. Amelia Fay, the Curator of the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection and Dr. Randy Mooi, Curator of Zoology to look at some of the artifacts and specimens that did not make it into their Legacies of Confederation exhibit. Jessica: So, where are we? Dr. Fay: We’re in the lab for the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection. So we have a really nice, big bright lab and it’s where we often put artifacts and specimens out if we’re planning an exhibit. So, we thought we’d bring you here today to show you…

  • Mike Pence Says We Should Be Building Even More Confederate Monuments
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    Mike Pence Says We Should Be Building Even More Confederate Monuments

    In an attempt to prove that his boss, President Donald Trump, is not the only disgusting member of the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence went on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, to talk about this poor, pitiful South, the Southerners, losing all these wonders-ly beautiful monuments to slavery. Pence said that he doesn’t want to see any monuments taken down; in fact according to Mike Pence we should be building more monuments. Now he did go on to clarify that, ” We’ll keep the ones we have, maybe make a few more of those, but we should also probably throw in some great civil rights pioneers and things like…

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary: Portrait of John Pelham, Confederate Artillery Officer
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    Civil War 150th Anniversary: Portrait of John Pelham, Confederate Artillery Officer

    We’re in the Lunder Conservation Center of the National Portrait Gallery and we’re looking at an image of a young soldier, is this a daguerreotype? – No, this is in fact an ambrotype portrait made by Mathew Brady in 1858. Ambrotype was a sort of second generation daguerreotype that involved an image on a piece of glass rather than a silver-plated copper sheet. – And so we have a young soldier in this ambrotype, who is this young soldier? – This is John Pelham, “Gallant Pelham” as he was known, who in 1858, was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point – And young Pelham ended…

  • History bubble Argentine confederation and civil war
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    History bubble Argentine confederation and civil war

    Hello and welcome to the second episode of history bubble Argentina. Last time I talked about the war for independence were Argentina had gotten their independence and helped to liberate Chile. But they now faced a new problem that of factionalism and a civil war. The first major case of this started in modern day Uruguay were the Liga federal had formed which wanted independence from rio de la Plata or at least much autonomy and they became a large part of the Federalists faction that wanted a tat the provinces of the united Provinces would be autonomous and be able to have their own government kind of like the…