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    Technology in Gilded Age Homes

    Patrick Sheary, curator of furnishings at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, talked about technology in Gilded Age homes, including electric lighting, telephones, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Heathen School

    John Demos talked about his book, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, in which he recounts the creation of a school by a group of Protestant…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was…

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    Socialist Labor Party Candidate Frank T. Johns

    Nate Pedersen talked about Socialist Labor Party candidate Frank T. Johns, and visited the site in Bend, Oregon where he died in 1928. Johns was giving a stump speech in Bend when a boy…

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    National Firearms Museum, Part 1

    National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum’s collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role…

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    National Firearms Museum, Part 2

    National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum’s collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role…

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    Book Discussion on The Race Underground

    Doug Most, deputy managing editor for features at the Boston Globe, talked about his book, The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s…

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    Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929

    Panelists, including financial editor James Grant and author Amity Shlaes, talked about the the decade following World War I. Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a…

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    Book Discussion on The Bible, the School, and the Constitution

    Steven Green talked about his book, The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine, in which he chronicles the debate over school prayer and…

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    Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

    The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill at Willamette Heritage Center was profiled. Founded in 1889 by Thomas Lister Kay, the mill was one of numerous textile mills that operated throughout the…

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    New York's Year of Anarchy

    Thai Jones, curator for American History at Columbia University, told the story of the struggle between anarchists, progressives, and plutocrats in 1914 New York City.

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    Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America

    Santa Clara University History Professor Nancy Unger talked about gays and lesbians in early 20th century America. Professor Unger said that prior to this time homosexuality was rarely…

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    Fraunces Tavern Museum

    Jessica Baldwin Phillips toured the Fraunces Tavern Museum on the southern tip of Manhattan, and talked about the history of the reconstructed 1719 building where General George Washington…

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    Tenement Museum

    Kira Garcia talked about New York City’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and…

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    Book Discussion on Washington Brotherhood

    Rachel Shelden, assistant history professor at Georgia College, talked about her book, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War, in which she reports…

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    Senator Harkin on the War on Poverty

    Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) spoke on the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of a “War on Poverty.”

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    Jessica Elfenbein and John Mckiernan-Gonzalez on Public History

    History Professors Jessica Elfenbein and John Mckiernan-Gonzalez discussed the role of public history. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers gave reporters an update on the Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The two-year project to repair the outer shell of the dome began November 2013…

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    History of Paper

    Journalist Nicholas Basbanes talked about his book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. In his book he discusses the origin of paper in China, and explores how…

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    J.J. Donovan and the Growth of Bellingham

    Brian Griffin talked about the early history of Bellingham, Washington, and the people who were integral in its growth, including train and lumber magnate J.J. Donovan. The…

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