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    Shipwreck of the SS Eastland

    Michael McCarthy talked about the July 1915 capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River. 844 people died in the tragedy, including 22 entire families. Mr. McCarthy,…

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    Asian Immigration and Angel Island

    University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island in the 20th…

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    Book Discussion on Who Built That

    Michelle Malkin talked about her book, Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs, as well as the 2016 presidential election and the divide between conservatives and…

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    Book Discussion on Hall of Mirrors

    Barry Eichengreen talked about his book Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses and Misuses of History, in which he looks at the similarities and…

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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Nick Gillette gave a tour the world’s first “penitentiary,” opened in 1829 by the state of Pennsylvania. The prison was a new experiment in reform of criminals and…

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    America in the 1890s

    Professor Jeremi Suri talked about American expansion of power in the late nineteenth century and the beginning of a new American foreign policy. He described the 1893 World’s…

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    Slavery and Religion

    Professor Douglas Thompson talked about religion and its impact on the relationship between slaves and their owners during the Antebellum period. He cited Nat Turner’s 1831 slave…

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    Book Discussion on The Civil War in Kansas

    Debra Goodrich Bisel talked about her book, The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil, about how fighting in Kansas began six years before the Civil War officially started in 1861. The…

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    Women Aviators During World War II

    Lincoln Hallowell and Judith Berdy talked about American Women aviators, engineers, and air field personnel who served during World War II. Mr. Hallowell argued that these women…

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    Charles Curtis House

    Nova Cottrell and Debra Goodrich Bisel talked about the Charles Curtis House, the former home of the United States' 31st vice president. Charles Curtis was a Kaw Nation Native American…

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    Women's Suffrage and the Temperance Movement

    Panelists talked about how the late 19th and early 20th century temperance and suffrage movements complemented each other and led to increased economic, social, and political activity by…

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    Bleeding Kansas

    Bill Wagnon talked about “Bleeding Kansas,” the series of violent political confrontations from 1854-1961 between anti-slavery and pro-slavery elements in the Kansas Territory…

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    Territorial Kansas

    Time Rues talked about and presented items related to territorial Kansas, including two of the state’s first four constitutions, an earl map of the Kansas Territory, and a letter…

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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled…

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    Gilded Age and American Renaissance Palaces

    Richard Guy Wilson talked about the design of extravagant homes built between the Civil War and World War I, focusing on houses located in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C.

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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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    Panel Discussion on California History

    Steven Hackel, Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father; Les Standiford, Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles; and Miriam…

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    Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Assassination

    Eric Martin talked about the history of Ford’s Theatre and the assassination of President Lincoln. He spoke about the immediate aftermath of the assassination on April 14, 1865,…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt and Stalin

    Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Soviet Union’s Joseph…

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    Cyrus Avery and the History of Route 66

    Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road, talked about Tulsa, Oklahoma, native Cyrus Avery and his vision for Route 66. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

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