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    Women's Sports and Title IX

    Georgetown University professor Bonnie Morris talked about discrimination against women in sports and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the…

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    World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb

    U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two. Professor Weller…

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    Satchel Paige, Negro Leagues Baseball, and Civil Rights

    Professor Donald Spivey talked about the legacy of pitcher Satchel Paige and Negro Leagues baseball. Satchel Paige was the first Negro Leagues player to be inducted into the National…

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    Egypt and the Origins of al-Qaida

    University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole, author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East, talked about the birth of al-Qaida.…

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    Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment

    Michael Ross spoke about Reconstruction and the origins of the 14th amendment. His course is titled U.S. Constitutional and Legal History Since 1860. Andrew Johnson was a Tennessee…

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    Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America

    Santa Clara University History Professor Nancy Unger talked about gays and lesbians in early 20th century America. Professor Unger said that prior to this time homosexuality was rarely…

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars…

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    Chicago's Cold War Architecture

    Paul Jaskot spoke about the history and architecture of Chicago. Professor Jaskot traced the intertwined architectural, political and economic developments of the city, from the time…

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    Civil War Memory

    Anne Sarah Rubin talked about how the Civil War was remembered in the decades following the conflict. She focused on the former Confederate states, and talked about the creation of the…

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    Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations

    University of Michigan professor David Hancock talked about Edward Bernays and the rise of corporate public relations. Edward Bernays was a pioneer in the field of public relations and…

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    Holocaust Graphic Novel Maus

    Florida Atlantic University Holocaust Studies Chair Alan Berger talked about Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus, which depicts Spiegelman’s relationship with his father, a…

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    Politicking in the Early American Republic

    St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor Kenneth Cohen talked about politicking in the early American Republic. He stated that unlike today’s candidates, those in the…

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    The Reconstruction Era

    City College of New York professor Gregory Downs talked about the Reconstruction Era that followed the American Civil War.

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    Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

    Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about guerilla warfare in the American Civil War. Guerrilla warfare is largely characterized by its tactics, including ambushes and…

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    Literature of the Early American Republic

    Miami University professor Andrew Cayton talked about the literature of the early American republic. From the end of the American Revolution through the 1830's the country rapidly grew…

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    John F. Kennedy's Foreign Policy

    Iowa State University History Professor Charles Dobbs talked about President John F. Kennedy’s foreign policy. Topics included the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, the…

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    1970s Republican Revival

    Arizona State’s Donald Critchlow talked about the Republican Party revival in the 1970s. Spurred on by Phyllis Schlafly’s grassroots efforts, a new coalition including…

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    African Americans in the 1920s

    Connecticut College professor David Canton talked about the lives of African Americans in the 1920s. His lecture focused on the leaders, publications, and events that made up a turbulent…

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    George Washington's Presidency

    George Fox University professor Kerry Irish talked about the presidency of George Washington, who was inaugurated in 1789. Professor Irish argued that Washington was aware his actions in…

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    Intellectual George Washington

    George Washington University’s Denver Brunsman talked about George Washington as an intellectual. George Washington’s lack of a university education bothered him his entire…

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