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    Book Discussion on Capital in the 21st Century and A Fighting Chance

    Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), author of A Fighting Chance, appeared together at an event hosted by the Huffington Post…

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    The Caning of Charles Sumner

    Stephen Puleo talked about the background and aftermath of pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks' assault on abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor. On May 22,…

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    Modern Consideration of the 1773 Boston Tea Party

    Jill Lepore gave a talk titled “The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle for American History” where she traced the “far right’s” visions of…

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    First Amendment Award

    Three women journalists talked about freedom of the press, the journalism industry, and the practice of journalism as a profession. The also talked about public access to information,…

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    Book Discussion on Cradle of Violence

    Russell Bourne talked about his book Cradle of Violence: How Boston’s Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution, published by Wiley. He argued that Boston’s…

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    Book Discussion on Stealing God\'s Thunder: Benjamin Franklin\'s Lightning Rod

    Philip Dray talked about his book Stealing God’s Thunder: Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod and the Invention of America, published by Random House. Mr. Dray used…

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