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    History of the Republican Party

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson, author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party talked about the evolution of the “Party of Lincoln.” Professor Richardson spoke about the origins of the party and said it was founded to advocate for the middle class against elite plantation owners. She also talked about the Republican figures who defined the party, including Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.

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    Book Discussion on Benedict Arnold's Navy

    Mr. Nelson talked about his book Benedict Arnold’s Navy: The Ragtag Fleet that Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution, published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. In his book Mr. Nelson strives to characterize Benedict Arnold as more than a traitor. Mr. Nelson traces Arnold’s role in the army during the American Revolution, including Arnold’s role in the battles at Ticonderoga and Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. Nelson chronicles the wit with which Benedict conducted his military endeavors and argues that his entire reputation is marred by Arnold’s ultimate abandonment of the American army and alliance with the British. Mr. Nelson showed slides during his presentation. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

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