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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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    Panel Discussion on American History

    Edward Larson, The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789; Scott Martelle, The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth; and Richard…

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    History of Fort Mose

    Vicki Tiseth and Kathleen Deagan talked about the history of Fort Mose and what researchers learned about the Fort during excavations that took place more than 250 years after its…

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    Slavery and the Freedom Trials

    Lea VanderVelde talked about slaves who used the law as a pathway to freedom prior to the Civil War. She spoke about how slaves contributed to building frontier communities and…

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    St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Archaeology

    Shannon O’Neill talked about the underwater archeological research at the First Light Maritime Society in St. Augustine, Florida. She spoke about the discovery of a…

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    St. Augustine's Oldest Home

    Susan Parker talked about the families that have lived in the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, St. Augustine, Florida’s, oldest home. Ms. Parker also spoke about how the city…

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    Castillo de San Marcos

    Joe Brehm gave a tour of the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, and talked about its history. The fort was built in 1672 while the city…

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    Bacon's Castle

    American History TV visited Bacon’s Castle in Surry, Virginia. Bacon’s Castle is the oldest brick dwelling in the U.S., and was occupied by Nathaniel Bacon’s…

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    Pierre L'Enfant and Washington, D.C.

    Scott Berg talked about Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French architect who designed Washington, D.C. Professor Berg spoke about L’Enfant’s relationship with President…

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    Chattachoochee Legacy Exhibit

    Rebecca Bush toured the Chattahoochee Legacy exhibit at the Columbus Museum, which tells the history of the Columbus, Georgia, area from its first pre-historic residents through the growth…

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    Book Discussion on The Second Creek War

    John Ellisor talked about his book, The Second Creek War: Interethnic Conflict and Collusion on a Collapsing Frontier, about the conflict that arose when the federal government attempted to…

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    Dolley Madison Collection

    Susan Webster visited the Dolley Madison Collection at the Greensboro Historical Museum and talked about the first lady’s life during her time in Washington, D.C. Ms. Webster…

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    Birth of Washington, D.C.

    Kenneth Bowling talked about how Washington, D.C., became the Capital of the United States. He spoke about how the location was chosen, the figures that shaped the city’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Return of George Washington

    Professor Edward Larson talked about his book, The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789. This biography reveals the importance of General Washington reluctantly coming out of retirement…

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    George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention

    Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington agreed to participate as the delegate from Virginia and was then voted to…

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    Colonial West

    Professor Paul Mapp talked about the interactions between the European colonial powers and Native American tribes on the Great Plains during the 1700s, and how horses and guns provided…

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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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    Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England

    Professor Andrew Wehrman talked about smallpox in Revolutionary era America and the campaign to inoculate colonists, which was promoted by political leaders like John Adams. Adams, his…

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    Book Discussion on The Heroic Age

    Joseph Roxby talked about his book, The Heroic Age: Tales of Wheeling’s Frontier Era, about the details of the founding of Wheeling, West Virginia, and the pivotal people…

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    Election of 1796

    Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th century newspapers. The election of 1796 was…

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