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    History of Obituaries

    Panelists talked about the history of obituaries, including how obituaries are constructed, who gets an obituary, and what obituaries tell us about our society and our history. This panel…

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    Historians and History Museums

    Historians talk about the work of history museums and whether or not graduate programs are preparing students for careers in both academic and public history. Panelists included…

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    Jessica Elfenbein and John Mckiernan-Gonzalez on Public History

    History Professors Jessica Elfenbein and John Mckiernan-Gonzalez discussed the role of public history. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association…

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    Dana Weiner on 19th Century California Discriminatory Laws

    Historian Dana Weiner talked about her research on California’s 19th century discriminatory “Black Laws.” This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical…

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    Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola on World War I

    Historians Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola talked about the global ramifications of World War I. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association conference…

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    Future of History Museums

    Directors of some the United States' most prominent history museums talked about the experiences and challenges of running their respective institutions. They spoke about the changes…

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    Annessa Stagner on World War I Soldiers

    University of California, Irvine doctoral candidate Annessa Stagner talked about World War I soldiers and shell shock in this interview conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association…

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    Harvey Cohen and Mark Wheeler on Hollywood in the 1930s

    Harvey Cohen and Mark Wheeler talked about Hollywood in the 1930s, as viewed through the prism of both major American political parties.

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    James Percoco and Rob Firmin on Memorial Controversies

    Educator James Percoco and sculptor Rob Firmin talked about memorial controversies in Washington, D.C. This interview took place at the 2014 American Historical Association Conference in…

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    Katherine Scott on Watergate

    Katherine Scott talked about how the Watergate scandal changed the relationship between Congress and the executive branch. This interview took place at the 2014 American Historical…

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    Angela Elder on Confederate Widows

    University of Georgia doctoral candidate Angela Elder talked about her research on the politics of Confederate widowhood. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical…

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    History in the Digital Age

    Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked about how the Internet, YouTube, and Twitter have changed the way historians present their…

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    Career of Historian James McPherson

    Professor Burton chaired a panel discussion on the career of historian and author James McPherson. The panelists, including friends, colleagues, and former students of the noted Civil…

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    Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The…

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    Book Discussion on The Day Wall Street Exploded

    A roundtable discussion was held on Beverly Gage’s book The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror (Oxford University Press, USA, 2009). The book…

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    Lee Hamilton Tribute

    Former Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN) was honored with the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service by the Council of the American Historical Association. This…

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    History and the Public

    A roundtable discussion was held on how history relates to public culture and policy discussions. Topics included defining standards of historical practice and historians' duty to tell…

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    Government Secrets

    A panel discussion was held on how a democracy balances the public’s right to know against the need for preserving national security. Historians from the State Department and…

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    America in the 1980s

    A panel discussion was held on 1980s and it’s definition as a historical period. The decade defined by the presidency of Ronald Reagan became a critical moment for both the…

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    Gay Marriage and Proposition 8

    Panelists presented their reflections on the passage in November 2008 of Proposition 8, or the California Marriage Protection Act, a ban on same-sex marriage in California. Then they…

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