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    The Origins of the Secession Crisis and the Civil War

    On the 150th anniversary of the secession winter, this session takes a new look at an old question: what were the causes of the Civil War? Each of the three presenters has recently…

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    History of Alcohol in America

    Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show…

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    Book Discussion on Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende

    Lubna Qureshi talked about her book Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende: U.S. Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile (Lexington Books; November 28, 2008). She was interviewed at the 102nd annual…

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    Ten Years after the Enron Scandal

    Ten Years after the Enron Scandal: Historical Perspective on the Company’s Origins and Growth
    Alan Anderson’s paper, “Enron and the Transformation of the U.S. Natural Gas…

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    Book Discussion on The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

    Matthew Lassiter talked about the book he co-edited with Joseph Crespino, The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford University Press, USA; November 19, 2009). The book offers challenges…

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    Book Discussion on Down and Out in the Great Depression

    Robert McElvaine talked about the book he editted, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man (The University of North Carolina Press; 25th anniversary edition,…

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    Violence in the Pre-Civil War Congress

    Yale history professor Joanne Freeman and University of Chicago political science professor William Howell are interviewed about acts of violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the…

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    Ronald Reagan's Neshoba County Speech

    Historians discussed Ronald Reagan’s first post-convention presidential campaign speech on August 3, 1980, at the Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi. The speech drew attention…

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    Book Discussion on Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Rebecca Sklarofff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press; November 5, 2009). In her…

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    Civil War Contraband Camps

    A panel discussion was held on emancipation, citizenship for blacks, and contraband camps during the Civil War. After their papers were presented and Professor Blight had made…

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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911

    Historians talked about the legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in which 146 garment workers died on March 25, 1911, in New York City. After the presentations, one of which included…

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    Reassessing President Andrew Jackson

    Historians discussed the legacy of President Andrew Jackson. Daniel Usner moderated a roundtable of presentations on new research. The panelists also responded to questions from…

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    House Committee on Un-American Activities Re-Evaluated

    A panel discussion was held to re-evaluate the House Committee on Un-American Activities, using new information from formerly closed archives. After their papers were presented,…

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    Oxford University Press Interview

    Susan Ferber, executive editor of Oxford University Press, talked about some new titles. She talked about editing the eighth book in the Oxford History of the United States series,…

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    War of 1812 in History and Memory

    History professors Alan Taylor and Nicole Eustace are interviewed about the significance and legacy of what Professor Taylor called “The Civil War of 1812” in his Pulitzer…

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    President Nixon and the Paris Peace Accords

    Critics of the Vietnam War have argued that President Richard Nixon unnecessarily prolonged the conflict while others countered that he acted correctly. Panelists discussed new…

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    The Bracero Program

    Mireya Loza of the University of Illinois and Monica Pelayo of the University of Southern California talked about the Bracero Program, which brought millions of guest workers from Mexico to…

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    Book Discussion on Nixonland

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (Scribner; May 13, 2008). In his book he recounts Richard Nixon’s use of the…

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    Role of Corporations in the United States

    Panelists talked about the national and transnational history of corporations, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, corporate personhood debates in America, and the relevance…

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    Economic Crisis in American History

    An interview with historians Jessica Lepler of the University of New Hampshire and Alice O’Connor of the University of California Santa Barbara from the Milwaukee meeting of the…

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