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    Book Discussion on Wonderous Beauty

    Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she recounts the life of Elizabeth “Betsy”…

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    Aristocracy and the Founders

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about the Founding Fathers' attitudes and beliefs about aristocracy in America, where “titles of nobility” are prohibited by the Constitution, but…

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    Book Discussion on Civil War Wives

    Carol Berkin talked about her book Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant (Knopf; September 8, 2009). In the book, she…

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    Book Discussion on A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

    Carol Berkin discussed her book A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, published by Harcourt. The book relates the story of the summer of 1787, when a group of men…

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    Hamilton-Burr Duel Panel Discussion

    On its 200th anniversary the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was re-enacted at its site in Weehawken, New Jersey. A panel of authors discussed the event and the men…

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    History of Women's Rights in America

    Panelists discussed the history of women’s rights in America and abroad. They talked about the historical and current roles of women in societies around the world. Panelists…

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    Political Book Fair

    In an interview, Ms. Berkin talked briefly about the U.S. Constitution and the constitutional convention. She is the author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American…

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