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    Book Discussion on The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

    Elaine Showalter talked about her book, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography, about the life of suffragist and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe, whose accomplishments included writing…

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    1968 Presidential Campaign

    This U.S. Information Agency film chronicled the 1968 presidential campaign. Topics included the first primaries in New Hampshire, the surprise withdrawal of President Lyndon Johnson…

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    Panel Discussion on Violent Crime in 19th Century America

    Skip Hollandsworth, author of The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, and and Kali Nicole Gross, author of Hannah Mary Tabbs and the…

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    Post World War II New York City

    David Reid talked about his book, The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia, in which he argues that between 1945 and 1950, post World War II New…

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    Mass Migration in the Industrial Atlantic

    Professor Adam Rothman talked about the impact of the advent of the Industrial Revolution on the flow of migrants from Europe to the Americas in the 19th century. He argued that some…

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    Westward Expansion and Native Americans

    Professor Joseph Genetin-Pilawa spoke about post-Civil War westward expansion, and how it affected Native Americans and federal Indian policy. He argued that during the Reconstruction…

    232 views
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    National Museum of American Jewish History, Part 2

    Claire Pingel gave a tour of the National Museum of American Jewish History, located a block from Independence Hall, and spoke about its core exhibition tracing the history of Jewish…

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    First White House of the Confederacy

    Anne Tidmore gave a tour of the First White House of the Confederacy, which served as Jefferson Davis' home for several months after he was named president of the…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction

    Professor Louis P. Masur talked about his book, Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion “Lincoln and the Problem of Reconstruction” was…

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    Open Phones with Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Felipe Fernandez-Armesto talked about his book, Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States, and responded to viewer comments and questions. He was interviewed at the 2016 Tucson…

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    Book Discussion on Custer's Trials

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, in which he recalls the life of General George Armstrong Custer. He spoke at the 2016…

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    Book Discussion on The Immortal Irishman

    Timothy Egan talked about his book The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, in which he recalls the life of Irish-born Thomas Francis Meagher, who led two…

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    Book Discussion on Washington's Monument

    John Steele Gordon talked about his book Washington’s Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk, in which he provides a history of the Washington Monument. First…

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    Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman

    Jamie Stiehm compared the lives and achievements of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. She spoke about how growing up in Maryland affected their lives and led to their work as…

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    Founding the City of Anaheim

    Jane Newell gave a tour of the Mother Colony House, one of the original homes built by German settlers who founded Anaheim, California. In the mid-1800s, the area around Anaheim was…

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    Book Discussion on Building the Golden Gate Bridge

    Harvey Schwartz talked about his book, Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers' Oral History. He showed pictures of the laborers and spoke about their testimonies of harsh weather,…

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    U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War II

    Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as…

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    Commercialization in Post World War II America

    Stan Deaton talked about commercialization and consumerism in post-World War II America. He spoke about the emergence of cars, television, fast food, and suburban communities and the…

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    Political Partisanship in the U.S.

    Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh talked about the history of political parties and partisanship from the founding era to the 21st century.

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    Who Are the People of America?

    This 1953 Coronet educational film describes and celebrates the ethnic diversity of the United States and the history of immigration.

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