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    Presidential Elections in the Twentieth Century

    Professor Margaret O’Mara talked about her book, Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century. She spoke about the elections of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard…

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    Mission Santa Barbara

    Tina Foss talked about the history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, the 10th of 21 Spanish missions established in California, and how the Spanish interacted with the native Chumash…

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    Book Discussion on These United States

    Professors Glenda Gilmore and Thomas Sugrue talked about their book These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present, in which they examine the events that have defined the…

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    Freedman's Bank 150th Anniversary

    The Treasury Department hosted a ceremony to rename the Treasury Annex Building the Freedman’s Bank Building. It was built on the original site of the Freedman’s Bank in…

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    America's Entry into World War I

    Professor Mary Dudziak talked about the events and politics behind America’s entry into World War I and its mixed support from the American people. From 1914 to 1917, under the…

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    Book Discussion on Mochi's War

    Chris Enss talked about her book, Mochi’s War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek, about the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, in which nearly 200 Cheyenne were killed over land…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe House

    Katherine Kane and Ryan Allen gave a tour of the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and spoke about the author’s time in…

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    Interview on A Nation of Nations

    Tom Gjelten talked about his book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a…

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    Western Labor and Working Class History

    History professors talked about how they became interested in labor and working class history and how best to bring that topic into universities.

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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.

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    Book Discussion on America's Political Dynasties

    Stephen Hess talked about his book America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton, in which he outlines the criteria for what he believes makes up a dynasty and discusses some…

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    Tom Brokaw on the Legacy of the Greatest Generation

    Tom Brokaw talked about some of the important ideas produced by members of the “Greatest Generation,” a term he coined and the title of his bestselling…

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    American Regionalism and Politics

    Colin Woodard, author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, spoke about the history of regionalism and cultural conflict in America. He…

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    Worcester Mechanics Hall

    Kathleen Gagne and Bob Kennedy gave a tour of Worcester, Massachusetts', Mechanics Hall, built in 1857 for members of the Worcester Mechanics Association. The hall was designated as…

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    Industrial History of Worcester

    Bill Wallace and Chuck Arning gave a tour of Worcester Historical Museum’s “In Their Shirtsleeves” exhibit, showed some of the inventions and artifacts featured in the…

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    National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Trust for Historic Preservation hosted the…

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    The Birth of a Nation at 100

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted the “BackStory with the American History Guys” radio program as they examined D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation, originally…

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    Book Discussion on The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

    Jim Dempsey talked about his book, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer, about the life of the editor of The Dial, a magazine featuring the work of transcendentalists and modernists in the…

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    American Antiquarian Society, Digital Humanities

    Molly O’Hagan Hardy talked about the American Antiquarian Society’s Digital Humanities Collection, one of the largest collections of digital resources and reference works…

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    American Antiquarian Society

    Ellen Dunlap, Elizabeth Pope, and Tom Knoles talked about the American Antiquarian Society, one of the largest repositories in the country of original books, pamphlets, broadsides,…

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