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    Founding Era Music and Politics

    Professor Kirsten Wood talked about the political use of music during the founding era of the United States. She explained that patriotic music created in this period was used for many…

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    Re-evaluating Mary Lincoln

    Author Catherine Clinton talked about the changing historical narratives about President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. She spoke about how Mary would have been remembered if she had died…

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    Religion and Public Policy

    Four scholars gave presentations on religion and public policy throughout American history. The papers were “Teaching about Religion in Red State America” by Mark Chancey;…

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    Religious Faith and Politics

    Four scholars gave presentations on the intersection of religious faith and politics. Professor Kate Carte Engel’s presentation was titled, “The Founding Fathers and Modern…

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    Politics and Religion

    Four scholars gave presentations on the relationship between politics and religion throughout American history. The papers were: “The Resurrection of African-American…

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    Religion and Social Issues

    Four scholars gave presentations about religion, politics, and social issues throughout American history. Topics included Christianity and Islam in America, as well as the history of…

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    1968 Presidential Election

    Professor Michael Nelson talked about how and why Richard Nixon’s victory in the 1968 presidential election came at a pivotal time in American politics. 1968 was marked by the…

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    Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    Every director of the White House Faith-Based Offices since President Bush created the office in 2001, appeared together. They spoke in order of their service about the work of the…

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