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The Many Legacies Of The Battle Of Antietam

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The Battle of Antietam ended 150 years ago this week, and while much of the focus is on how it led to the Emancipation Proclamation, its impacts on the development of battlefield medicine are still felt today.

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Civil War Buff Takes On McClellan's Critics

Gen. George McClellan's Union forces narrowly won the battle of Antietam, but he has long been blamed by historians and politicians for botching an opportunity to destroy Gen. Robert E. Lee's army and bring an early end to the Civil War. Cartographer Gene Thorp argues his critics have it wrong.
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Ancient Paper Suggests Jesus May Have Been Married

Robert Siegel speaks with Elaine Pagels, religion professor at Princeton University, about the discovery of an ancient papyrus fragment that suggests some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife, and possibly a female disciple.
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Political Consulting And The 'Lie Factory'

Audie Cornish speaks with Jill Lepore about her latest New Yorker piece, "The Lie Factory," about the origins of the political consulting business in the United States.
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Pennsylvania Museum Details State's First Oil Rush

Pennsylvania is in the midst of an energy boom — but oil and gas drilling isn't new to the Keystone State. In fact, the world's very first oil well was drilled in northwestern Pennsylvania. The recently-renovated Drake Well Museum tells the story of the first oil rush.
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Montgomery County Salutes Its WWII Veterans

As part of an effort to fill volunteer seats on their board of veterans affairs, Montgomery County reached out to and honored the WWII residents in its midst.

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Antietam Changed Nature Of Civil War 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a look at what the North and South were trying to achieve on the battlefield that day and how Antietam ended up changing the nature of the Civil War.

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