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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Google and the Study of History

    Historians talked about historical research and the use of web-based search engines like Google. Among the topics they addressed were book digitization, intellectual property issues,…

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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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    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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    Ken Burns' Jefferson

    Mr. Burns talked about his recent television documentary which profiles the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Historians also discussed films in relation to Mr. Burns' work…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nixon Film As History

    Panelists discussed the historical accuracy and social commentary contained in the 1995 film, Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone. Professor Schlesinger sharply criticized the film for…

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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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    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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    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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