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    Book Discussion on Hometown Appetites

    Cynthia Harris, co-author of Hometown Appetites, talked about the largely forgotten American food writer Clementine Paddleford, who by the 1950s and 1960s had built a readership of 12…

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    Slavery and Religion

    Professor Douglas Thompson talked about religion and its impact on the relationship between slaves and their owners during the Antebellum period. He cited Nat Turner’s 1831 slave…

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    Book Discussion on The Civil War in Kansas

    Debra Goodrich Bisel talked about her book, The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil, about how fighting in Kansas began six years before the Civil War officially started in 1861. The…

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    Panel Discussion on World War II Internment

    Jan Jarboe Russell, author of The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, and Richard…

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    Women Aviators During World War II

    Lincoln Hallowell and Judith Berdy talked about American Women aviators, engineers, and air field personnel who served during World War II. Mr. Hallowell argued that these women…

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    Charles Curtis House

    Nova Cottrell and Debra Goodrich Bisel talked about the Charles Curtis House, the former home of the United States' 31st vice president. Charles Curtis was a Kaw Nation Native American…

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    Women's Suffrage and the Temperance Movement

    Panelists talked about how the late 19th and early 20th century temperance and suffrage movements complemented each other and led to increased economic, social, and political activity by…

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    Bleeding Kansas

    Bill Wagnon talked about “Bleeding Kansas,” the series of violent political confrontations from 1854-1961 between anti-slavery and pro-slavery elements in the Kansas Territory…

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    Territorial Kansas

    Time Rues talked about and presented items related to territorial Kansas, including two of the state’s first four constitutions, an earl map of the Kansas Territory, and a letter…

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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled…

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    Fall of Saigon

    South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict and their escape from the country following the fall of Saigon.…

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    Religious Freedom in Early America

    Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America, and how Christian principles shaped the…

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    April 1945 Universal Newsreel

    This April 23, 1945, Universal Newsreel report on the final days of war in Germany as U.S. and Russian forces moved towards a meeting included scenes of German prisoners, German civilians,…

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    Book Discussion on They Are All My Family

    John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall, about his experience at Citibank’s Saigon branch during the final days…

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    Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of…

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    Gilded Age and American Renaissance Palaces

    Richard Guy Wilson talked about the design of extravagant homes built between the Civil War and World War I, focusing on houses located in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C.

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in…

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    Cecily Strong on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Cecily Strong, the entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 25, 2015, talked about what she would be saying at the event.

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    Panel Discussion on World War II and the Holocaust

    Martin Goldsmith, author of Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany, and a Grandson’s Journey of Love and Remembrance, Glenn Kurtz, author of…

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    Civil War Memory

    Professor David Blight talked about the effects memory and bias have had in shaping the historical account of the Civil War. Professor Blight said Southerners saw their defeat as a…

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