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    Reagan's Foreign Policy

    James Graham Wilson talked about Reagan and Gorbachev during the Cold War. He was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2015 annual meeting in Arlington,…

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    French Experience During the American Revolution

    Rachel Jirka talked about the experiences of the French army during the American Revolution. She presented evidence from two manuscript narratives of French soldiers who marched from…

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    Truman and the Pacific War

    Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and…

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    Peggy Bowditch Oral History Interview

    Margaret “Peggy” Bowditch talked about growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, next door to J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, who became known as the…

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    History of the U.S. Coast Guard

    Thomas Ostrom talked about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, from its beginning under Alexander Hamilton in 1790 through its service in the Civil War, World Wars, and present…

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    James Monroe and Foreign Policy

    Cassandra Good talked about James Monroe’s works as a diplomat in Europe and his international policies as president. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American…

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    History of Space Stations

    Don Thomas talked about the history of space stations, comparing the development of Russian and American programs since the early 1950s. He also looked at the future of international space…

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Voting Rights Then and Now

    Panelists talked about the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its impact on voting rights today. They spoke about the obstacles faced by African Americans in the…

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    Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe

    Professor Eric Allen Hall spoke about professional tennis player Arthur Ashe’s personal life, career, and involvement in the Civil Rights movement in both the United States and South…

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    Early Public Affairs Films

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress Packard Campus, talked about the earliest public affairs films, including those of U.S. presidents, the…

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    Early Motion Pictures

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, toured the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and talked about the “Paper Print…

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    Wargaming and the Pacific War

    Norman Friedman talked about how wargaming, or military strategy games and exercises, at the U.S. Naval War College contributed to Allied success in the Pacific at the end of World War II.…

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    Immigration and the Hart-Celler Act

    Maria Cristina Garcia talked about how the 1965 Hart-Celler Act changed American immigration policy. She was interviewed at the Society for Historian of American Foreign Relations 2015…

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    Japanese Surrender on the USS Missouri

    Captain Robert Kaufman (Retired) recalled his World War II experiences, including his eyewitness account of the formal Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.…

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    New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

    Andrew Dolkart talked about the 50-year history of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, which was created in 1965 to protect the places of cultural, social, political,…

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    Robert Furman Oral History Interview

    Robert Furman talked about his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He served as an assistant to project director General Leslie Groves. Mr Furman recalled going…

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    Strategies for the Invasion and Defense of Japan

    D.M. Giangreco talked about the American offensive directed at Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. He also spoke about the Soviet Union’s involvement, including the…

    212 views
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    Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

    Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk, talked about the USS Kirk’s humanitarian mission to rescue refugees…

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    Life and Political Career of Abner Mikva

    Abner Mikva talked about his service in all three branches of the federal government and his experiences in state government. After serving ten years in the Illinois House of…

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