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    Senator Durbin on Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

    In observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to the victims of the concentration camp. He also tied the…

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    70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War…

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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President…

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    Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about Josephine Roche, a pro-labor feminist, and her role in progressivism in 20th century America. One of Josephine Roche’s many jobs was as the…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Book Discussion on The Cosmetic Gaze

    Professor Bernadette Wegenstein talked about her book, The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Mud

    J.D. Dickey talked about his book, Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, D.C., about what Washington, D.C., was like during the 19th Century. In his book, he says that…

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Senator Mikulski on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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    Interpreting Women's History for the Public

    Historians and museum professionals talked about methods and challenges for presenting women’s history to a non-academic audience. Using examples from their own research and…

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    Book Discussion on Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front

    Jeff Rutherford talked about his book, Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry’s War, 1941-1944, about combat and occupation policies of the German Army during…

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    Book Discussion on Abandoned America

    Matthew Christopher talked about his book Abandoned America: the Age of Consequnces, in which he documents, through photographs, the ruins of the American civilization (schools, prisons,…

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    America and the Magna Carta

    Law professors talked about the origins of the Magna Carta and its influence on the U.S. Bill of Rights. This event took place at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the Magna…

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    1964 Film Nine from Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

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    West Virginia Independence Hall

    Travis Henline, site manager for West Virginia Independence Hall, talked about the history of the building which started as the Wheeling Custom House and is known as the “birthplace…

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    Historic National Road

    David Javersak talked about the significance of the Historic National Road, why it lead to an industrial boom in Wheeling, West Virginia, and how it contributed to westward expansion during…

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    Baltimore Garment Industry

    Baltimore Museum of Industry Volunteer Ed Hawkins, who worked as a fabric “spreader” for a women’s clothing manufacturer as a teenager in the 1940s, toured the museum and…

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