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    Abraham Lincoln and Economic Opportunity

    Harold Holzer talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s outlook on economic growth, opportunity, and equality. He spoke about President Lincoln’s belief that every citizen…

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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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    Karpeles Manuscript Library

    Norman Cohan talked about the Karpeles Manuscript Library and showed items in the collection, including an introduction page to the Declaration of Independence sent to King George, and a…

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    Silent Film Industry in Santa Barbara

    Neal Graffy talked about the American Film Manufacturing Company, also known as Flying “A” Studios, a studio that produced silent films in Santa Barbara, California from…

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    Water Desalination and the California Drought

    Joshua Haggmark talked about how the city was coping with severe drought conditions in California. In the early 1990s, the city constructed a seawater desalination facility to…

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    American History TV in Santa Barbara, California

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Santa Barbara, California, from January 9-15 to feature the history and literary life…

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    Frederick Douglass and Photography

    John Stauffer talked about the relationship between Fredrick Douglass' images and his love of photography. Mr. Stauffer argued that with a count of 164 images, Frederick Douglass…

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    Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

    Professor Christopher Beauchamp talked about his book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America. He argues that Bell is remembered as the inventor of the…

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    Winds of the Storm

    Winds of the Storm: The Air Campaign of Operation Desert Storm was a Defense Department film reporting on the strategy and technology used in 1991 Gulf War air campaign.

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    Bill Clinton 1992 New Hampshire Primary Speech

    Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR) spoke to supporters following his second place finish in the New Hampshire primary. He termed himself “the Comeback Kid” despite the second…

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    Sport and Race in the 1980s

    Matthew Andrews talked about how the racial tensions of the 1980s were reflected in the sports of the era, particularly when white and black athletes faced off in boxing matches and…

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    Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    Ralph Ehrenberg and Herman Viola talked about their book, Mapping the West with Lewis in Clark. They also displayed the original 1814 map that was created by Meriwether Lewis and William…

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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    Historians talked about the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863, considered to be General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Initially, Union General Joseph Hooker planned to…

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    History of Terrorism

    Historians talked about terrorism and the concept of terrorism throughout history. The scholars are all contributors to The Routledge History of Terrorism, a reference book which…

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    Chumash Indians of Santa Barbara

    John Johnson talked about about the Chumash Indians, a group that inhabited much of Southern California before European settlement. He spoke about how the Chumash’s bead currency…

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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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    History of Santa Barbara's Tourism Industry

    Guests talked about one of Santa Barbara, California’s, earliest industries, Tourism. Known as the “American Riviera” due to the Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara…

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    White House and the Presidency

    Paul Brandus talked about his book Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency - 21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories, in which he explains how presidents from George…

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    George Washington's Copy of the Constitution

    President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 million, the most ever…

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    William Raspberry Oral History Interview

    William Raspberry, who worked almost 40 years for the Washington Post before retiring in 2005, talked about his childhood in Mississippi, his commitment to education, and the importance of…

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