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    Clara Barton National Historic Site

    Kevin Patti gave a tour of the former Red Cross headquarters in Glen Echo, Maryland, and talked about the life and leadership of Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross in 1881. In…

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    History of Dupont Circle

    Stephen Hansen talked about the history of Dupont Circile, one of Washington, D.C.'s, most famous neighborhoods. Mr. Hansen spoke about how and why wealthy, fashionable families…

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    Post-World War I and Modernism

    Professor Charles Holden talked about the modernist art movement, labor unrest, race riots, the “Red Scare,” and other destabilizing events that he argues characterized the…

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    Asian Americans and the Law

    The first three Asian American judges in New York talked about their immigrant backgrounds and careers. “Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary” was…

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    Cowboys After the Civil War

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill,…

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    1944 Film A Challenge to Democracy

    This film documents the living conditions of Japanese Americans held in Internment Camps in Arkansas and Wyoming during World War II. The film also shows the contributions of Japanese…

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    70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about Josephine Roche, a pro-labor feminist, and her role in progressivism in 20th century America. One of Josephine Roche’s many jobs was as the…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    1978 Film Energy: The American Experience

    This Energy Department documentary traces the history of sources of energy in the United States, from human and animal power, to steam, coal, electricity, oil, gasoline, and…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Senator Mikulski on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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    1975 State of the Union Address

    In his first State of the Union address, five months after assuming office following President Nixon’s resignation, President Gerald R. Ford told Congress he didn’t expect much…

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    History of the State of the Union Address

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explained the history of the State of the Union address from George Washington to the present. The interview included historic video clips, photographs,…

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    1965 State of the Union Address

    In his second State of the Union address, President Johnson called on Americans to continue on the “road to the great society,” proposing a sweeping national agenda from…

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    Understanding the Ferguson Protests

    Historians talked about the history of race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, and methods for teaching about race and protest. They also discussed the historical relationship between…

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