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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Schultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    Act of Voting

    Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the…

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    Past and Future of Foreign Relations

    Historians talked about the past, present, and future work of the State Department’s Office of the Historian, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, and the…

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    Vagrancy Laws and the 1960s

    Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the 1960s. Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and…

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    Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Independence

    John McNeill talked about how colonists and slaves benefited from their resistance to two deadly diseases during the American and Haitian Revolutions. Professor McNeill argued that…

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    Book Discussion on The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf, 2009) with Eric Arnesen. He also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on "I Am a Man"

    Joe Starita talked about his book "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice (St. Martin’s Press; January 20, 2009). In 1879, Ponca Chief Standing Bear…

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    Book Discussion on Family Properties

    Beryl Satter talked about her book Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America (Metropolitan Books; March 17, 2009). Professor Satter drew upon the…

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    History of Black Leaders Panel

    Authors talked about their books about black leaders. After each author introduced made introductory remarks, Eric Arnesen asked questions before taking questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on Ida: A Sword Among Lions

    Paula Giddings talked about her book Ida: A Sword Among Lions, Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching, published by Amistad. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), born to slaves in…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Worker

    Eric Arnesen talked about the book he edited, The Black Worker: Race, Labor, and Civil Rights Since Emancipation, published by University of Illinois Press. The book contains essays…

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    Book Discussion on Savage Peace

    Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. In her book Ann Hagedorn details the condition of the United States…

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    Book Discussion on Arc of Justice

    Kevin Boyle was interviewed by Mr. Arnesen about his book Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, published by Henry Holt and Co. Mr. Boyle…

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