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    1934 Textile Strikes

    History professors Mark Nelson and Thomas Terrill, and journalist Frank Beacham talked about the 1934 textile strikes, the largest single industry strike in American history. The…

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    Book Discussion on The Real Custer

    James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the…

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    Book Discussion on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

    Michael Ross talked about his book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, about the 1970 kidnapping of Mollie Digby, a white…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Sin

    Gary Krist talked about his book, Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans, about the city of New Orleans in the early twentieth century. br/ He…

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    Book Discussion on Bourbon Street: A History

    Richard Campanella talked about his book, Bourbon Street: A History, about the cultural history of New Orleans' most famous street from the colonial period through today. br/ He spoke at…

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    Book Discussion on Russell Long: A Life in Politics

    Michael Martin talked about his book, Russell Long: A Life in Politics, about the life and career of Louisiana Senator Russell Long (D), the son of Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey…

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    Artifacts from New York History

    Sam Roberts, author of A History of New York in 101 Objects, used a selection of artifacts from his book to tell the story of New York City. The objects ranged from a 1624 Dutch…

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    Buffalo Bill's European Tour

    Panelists talked about what they call the “Enduring Global Legacy of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.” br/ Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was a circus show created in the 1880s…

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    Book Discussion on Away from the White House

    Larry Knutson talked about his book Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations. br/ This interview was held at the 347h Annual National Press Club Book Fair…

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    Book Discussion on How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

    Russ Roberts talked about his book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, in which he discusses Adam Smith’s take on human nature and…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    Public Relations and the Ku Klux Klan

    Dale Laackman, author of For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America, talked about Bessie Tyler and Edward Clarke, the Public Relations experts who…

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    Senator La Follette and the Progressive Movement

    Michael Stevens talked about the role Senator Bob La Follette, Sr. played in building the Progressive Movement during the early part of the 20th century. He also talked about La…

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    Book Discussion on Thirteen Soldiers

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the book he wrote with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War, in which he discusses America’s armed conflicts…

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    19th Century Anti-Immigrant Movements

    Professor Edward O’Donnell talked about the prejudice many immigrants faced in the 19th century with regard to religion, customs, and social status. This was from a course titled…

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    Criminal Justice in Reconstruction-Era New Orleans

    Michael Ross, history professor at the University of Maryland, talked about his book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, about the 1870…

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    Book Discussion on The Invisible Bridge

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, in which he recounts America’s political and social landscape of the mid-1970s,…

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    Tuberculosis in Colorado Springs

    Matt Mayberry, director of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, gave a tour of an exhibit on tuberculosis and displayed medical equipment used to treat patients with the disease. In…

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    Helen Hunt Jackson Exhibit

    Leah Davis-Witherow gave a tour of the Helen Hunt Jackson Exhibit at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, talked about Ms. Jackson’s home, and about her importance to the…

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    Book Discussion on A Most Imperfect Union

    Ilan Stavans talked about his book A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States. br/ He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. The…

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