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    1944 Film Thanksgiving in Italy

    1944 silent film of the U.S. Fifth Army being served a turkey diner during World War II.

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    1966 Film Thanksgiving in Vietnam

    1966 Silent film of the U.S. Army 5th Special forces being served a turkey dinner in the field.

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    1963 Documentary Henry Ford's Mirror of America

    This documentary was compiled by the National Archives and the Ford Motor Company in 1963, and shows scenes of U.S. History, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. In…

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    Magna Carta Legacy

    Chief Justice Roberts and Lord Igor Judge, the former lord chief justice of England and Wales, talked about the significance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They spoke at…

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    1944 Film Meet McGonegal

    This 1944 film is a short profile of Charles McGonegal, who lost both hands in World War I. The film shows him using hooks to shave, tie his shoestrings, eat breakfast and drive to work and…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Poetry

    Paul Ferlazzo talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s love of poetry. Professor Ferlazzo said President Roosevelt’s interest in poetry developed during his time as a…

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    Goldwater, Reagan, and the Republican Party

    Panelists talked about the influence of Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and President Ronald Reagan on the Republican Party.  br/ This was part of a conference hosted by the Young…

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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

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    History of Western U.S. Immigration

    Historians from the Smithsonian Institution talked about the history of immigration into the Western United States since 1965, how the Nationality Act of 1965 changed the culture of the…

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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    1920s Women's Magazines and Writers

    Sophie Oliver talked about 1920s women’s magazines and writers. br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews American History TV conducted with Library of Congress Kluge…

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    American Indian Treaties and Identity

    Panelists talked about treaties between the U.S. and American Indian nations as well as identity issues. br/ “Great Nations Keep Their Word” was a portion of a symposium hosted…

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    Taverns of Pre-Revolutionary New York City

    Benjamin Carp talked about the link between alcohol and politics in Pre-Revolutionary New York City. Professor Carp said that as central meeting places, taverns stimulated discussions…

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    Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

    John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor Bodnar talked about how American…

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    Public Relations and the Ku Klux Klan

    Dale Laackman, author of For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America, talked about Bessie Tyler and Edward Clarke, the Public Relations experts who…

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    Siege of Charleston

    Stephen Wise talks about how Union forces repeatedly targeted the port of Charleston, South Carolina, using a variety of tactics including the new naval technology of ironclad…

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    Book Discussion on The Map Thief

    Author Michael Blanding talked about his book, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps, in which he examines the life of…

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    President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

    John Logie and Jill Wine-Banks, talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon, and recalled the events that led up to the pardon. President Ford pardoned former…

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    Fort McHenry After the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise talked about Fort McHenry’s little-known but important role in the Civil War, World War I, and beyond. br/ Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the Star-Spangled…

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