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    Book Discussion on Shadow Work

    Craig Lambert talked about his book, Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day, about the work the public does for free that was once done by paid, entry-level workers,…

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    Einsatzgruppen Trial

    Mark Hull gave an illustrated talk about the subsequent Nuremberg trials, focusing on the Einsatzgruppen trial. Beginning in September 1947, this eight-month proceeding tried 24…

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    Book Discussion on Custer's Trials

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, in which he recalls the life of General George Armstrong Custer.

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    President Taft to Chief Justice Taft

    Lewis Gould talked about how William Howard Taft became the only man to serve as both U.S. president and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Following his presidential term, Taft…

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    Eisenhower and the Frontier

    Timothy Rives talked about President Eisenhower’s belief that social welfare programs could fill the void created by the closing of the American frontier, which limited opportunities…

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    Eisenhower and the Space Race

    Professor Yanek Mieczkowski talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s space policies and priorities. He spoke about President Eisenhower’s efforts to establish a link…

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    Native Americans and Foreign Disease

    Paul Kelton talked about why Native Americans were so vulnerable to European-introduced diseases. He said that prior to colonization indigenous populations had little to no exposure to…

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    1952 Presidential Election

    John Robert Greene talked about the 1952 presidential election between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, as well as the introduction and impact of television political ads.

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    Explorer William Clark and Smuggling

    Jo Ann Trogdon talks about her book, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark, about William Clark’s possibly treasonous activities before he embarked on an…

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    Book Discussion on Scarlet Letters

    Jack Cashill talked about his book Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism, in which he argues that the progressive agenda has eroded traditional…

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    Women During World War II

    Dominique Francois talked about the roles and contributions of women during World War II. He said that women were “a vital part of the successes of the way” through their…

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    Greatest Generation in the White House

    Theodore Wilson talked about the military veterans who served in the Oval Office, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald…

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    Why the North Won

    Terry L. Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse talked about how the North won the U.S. Civil War, what four years of fighting left unresolved, and why the Civil War has remained so…

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    Missouri's Burnt District, 1865-1870

    Tom Rafiner talked about the post-Civil War effect of “Order No. 11,” which mandated the evacuation of non-rural residents in three western Missouri…

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    Kansas City and World War II

    world War II veterans from Kansas City talked about their wartime experiences. Topics included the atomic bomb, the invasion of Normandy, and Harry Truman.

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    National Portrait Gallery History and Mission

    National Portrait Gallery senior historian David Ward and director Kim Sajet talked about the plans for the museum as it approached its 50th anniversary. They also discussed the…

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    Stubby the War Dog

    Ann Bausum talked about her book, Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation, about the life of “Sergeant…

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    Harry Truman and World War I

    D.M. (Dennis) Giangreco talked about his book, The Soldier from Independence: A Military History of Harry Truman, in which he explores the story of Harry Truman’s role as a field…

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    Railroads and the Civil War

    Christopher Gabel talked about the importance of railroads and steam-powered locomotives to the the Union and Confederate armies during the U.S. Civil War. Professor Gabel explained…

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    Missouri's German Americans During World War I

    Petra DeWitt talked about German-Americans in Missouri during World War I. German-Americans made up one of the largest immigrant groups in the state at the time and were often scrutinized…

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