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    Inaugurations in American History

    Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum…

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    History of Alcohol in America

    Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show…

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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America

    Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation. Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf…

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    Thanksgiving in American History

    The BackStory Guys, Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, and Peter Onuf, talked about the history and mythos of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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    Thomas Jefferson and Alternatives to Slavery

    Thomas Jefferson purchased a 1,334 acre tract in Virginia, known first as “Indian Camp” and then later named Morven, as a testing ground for various agricultural methods and…

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    1861 Secession Debate

    An episode of the radio program “BackStory with the American History Guys” focused on Secession and the Civil War and its reverberations through history. The hosts…

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    President Jefferson and the Civil War

    Peter Onuf talked about President Thomas Jefferson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved…

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    Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism

    Professor Onuf compared John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson’s views of the Constitution and the role of divided power. He said that in many ways the two were similar despite the…

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    The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams

    Moderated by Mr. Samuelson, a panel of Jefferson scholars discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their contributions to the founding of the United…

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    Book Discussion on Reconstructing America

    Professor Ceaser and other colleagues from the University of Virginia talked about his new book, Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought. The book examines the…

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    Washington Journal: Monticello

    In the first of a three-part series, Monticello, the home of President Jefferson was profiled. In the first segment, Mr. Daniel talked about the history of Monticello and…

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