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    Book Discussion on American Mojo

    Peter Kiernan talked about his book American Mojo: Lost and Found: Restoring our Middle Class Before the World Blows By, in which he talks about the history of the American middle class,…

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    Q&A with Kurt Deion

    Kurt Deion talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents. Among other topics he discussed his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting former…

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    Book Discussion on Shattered Consensus

    James Piereson talked about his book Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, in which he looks at how America can return to its historical path…

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    New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

    Andrew Dolkart talked about the 50-year history of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, which was created in 1965 to protect the places of cultural, social, political,…

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    Book Discussion on Independence Lost

    Kathleen Duval talked about her book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of American Revolution, in which she examines the lives of people on Florida’s Gulf Coast during the American…

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    America in the 1960s

    Professor Kevin Schultz talked about the politics of the 1960s and what freedom meant to different groups, including students, women, African Americans, and Latinos. He described how…

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    Founding of Anchorage, Alaska

    Professor Preston Jones spoke about the centennial of the founding of Anchorage, Alaska, and the city’s growth over the past hundred years. When Anchorage was founded on July 10,…

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    Sand Creek Massacre

    Ari Kelman and Alexa Roberts talked about the 1864 attack on Native Americans in the Colorado Territory and its aftermath. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015…

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    Gossip in American History

    Kathleen Feeley and Jennifer Frost talked about how private conversation became public and often influenced events and opinions throughout American history. They were interviewed at the…

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    Citizenship During Reconstruction

    Professor Susanna Lee talked about the changing perception of who qualified for citizenship in post-Civil War America. She spoke about the legislation passed during this era and the…

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    Augusta Canal and Old Confederate Powder Works

    Julie Boone talked about the history of the Augusta Canal and explained why it was chartered in 1845. Rebecca Rogers talked about the Old Confederate Powder Works, which was built during…

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    Freed Slaves After the Civil War

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about the experiences of freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. She said economic independence, education, and political rights were…

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    Health and Sanitation in 19th Century New York

    Catherine McNeur talks about her book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. She focuses on the hog and swill milk industries of the early 19th century. Run…

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    Reconstruction Amendments

    Professor Pamela Brandwein, author of Rethinking the Judicial Settlement of Reconstruction, talked about the Reconstruction Amendments - the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S.…

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    Lexington Cemetery

    Kent Masterson Brown gave a tour of the Lexington, Kentucky, cemetery and spoke about some of the national figures who are buried there. Mr. Brown showed the Todd family burial…

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    Benjamin Latrobe's Pope Villa

    Tom Moore gave a tour of Pope Villa, one of only three remaining domestic designs by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Benjamin Latrobe designed the home…

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    Robert F. Kennedy Assassination

    Niels Lesniewski talked about Roll Call's reporting on the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. This was part of a series of interviews to mark the 60th anniversary of the Capitol…

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    Founding Fathers and U.S. Policy

    David Sehat talked about how Americans have sought the wisdom of the Founding Fathers to defend their policies. He spoke about the rivalry between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander…

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    President Roosevelt and the New Deal

    Professor Steve Voguit talked about the factors that led to the Great Depression and the actions that President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to help the American people and the economy during…

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    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Resolution on Confederate Battle Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered a resolution against the display of images of the Confederate battle flag on House grounds. That would have included the state flag of…

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