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    John Fremont's Oregon Expedition

    Photographer Loren Irving talked about John C. Fremont’s expedition through central Oregon. Fremont was an American military officer tapped to map and describe the Oregon Trail…

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    America's Ancient Pasts

    Daniel Richter, author of Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts, talked about America’s pre-revolutionary past. In his book, Richter suggests that the United…

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    Book Discussion on Founding Mothers

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, in which she recounts the lives of numerous American Revolution-era women, from Martha Washington and…

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    Book Discussion on The Empire of Necessity

    Greg Grandin talked about his book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, in which he recounts a slave revolt at sea and the subsequent discovery of the…

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    Book Discussion on Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason

    Buckner F. Melton, Jr. talked about his book, Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason, in which he discusses Burr’s involvement in one of the more sensational criminal conspiracies in…

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    Bacon's Rebellion, Part 2

    Historian Robert Dunkerly talked about the effects of Nathaniel Bacon’s violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia. In the second part of this two-part…

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    Bacon's Rebellion, Part 1

    Robert Dunkerly talked about the causes of Nathaniel Bacon’s violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia. In the first part of this two-part class he spoke…

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    Book Discussion on The Imperial Season

    Historian William Seale talked about his book, The Imperial Season: America’s Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918, in which he examines America’s entry onto…

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    Politicking in the Early American Republic

    St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor Kenneth Cohen talked about politicking in the early American Republic. He stated that unlike today’s candidates, those in the…

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    Book Discussion on The Founders at Home

    Historian Myron Magnet talked about his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817, in which he recounts the personal and public lives of America’s founders…

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    Crafting of America's Founding Documents

    Philanthropist David Rubenstein talked about the personalities and politics of the founding fathers who collaborated on America’s founding documents. He spoke about how their…

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    Literature of the Early American Republic

    Miami University professor Andrew Cayton talked about the literature of the early American republic. From the end of the American Revolution through the 1830's the country rapidly grew…

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    Book Discussion on Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the…

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    Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Independence

    John McNeill talked about how colonists and slaves benefited from their resistance to two deadly diseases during the American and Haitian Revolutions. Professor McNeill argued that…

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    Proclamation of 1763

    Panelists talked about Great Britain’s Proclamation of 1763, which forbade colonists from taking Native American lands, and worsened the relationship between the Colonies and Britain.…

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    Book Discussion on Six Women of Salem

    Marilynne Roach talked about her book, in which she presents a history of the Salem Witch Trials that occurred from February 1692 to May 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts. In her book, the…

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    History of the Brig Niagara

    Walter Rybka, Senior Captain of the Flagship Niagara, talked about the reconstructed relief flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. The Niagara, part of a fleet constructed in Erie…

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    Book Discussion on Lake Erie Campaign of 1813

    Walter Rybka talked about his book, The Lake Erie Campaign of 1813: I Shall Fight Them This Day, in which he chronicles the Lake Erie Campaign during the War of 1812.

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    Idea of America

    Author and historian William White talked about the ideals that shaped the leaders of the American Revolution, and how these principles have influenced American culture…

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    Book Discussion on Ecstatic Nation

    Brenda Wineapple talked about her book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, in which she presents a history of the United States in the mid-nineteenth…

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