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    Women's Suffrage and the Temperance Movement

    Panelists talked about how the late 19th and early 20th century temperance and suffrage movements complemented each other and led to increased economic, social, and political activity by…

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    Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies

    Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics…

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    Slavery and the Freedom Trials

    Lea VanderVelde talked about slaves who used the law as a pathway to freedom prior to the Civil War. She spoke about how slaves contributed to building frontier communities and…

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    President Nixon's Foreign Policy

    Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council talked about his foreign policy. Topics include “Vietnamization,” the Paris Peace Accords, and foreign…

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    History of Presidential Drinking

    Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking, talked about the drinking habits of American presidents and how alcohol has…

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    150 Years After the Freedman's Bank

    Panelists talked about the issue of black poverty in America 150 years after the creation of the Freedman’s Savings Bank. Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the…

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    History of the Freedman's Bank

    Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant documents housed at the archives. Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the Freedman’s…

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    Book Discussion on A Chosen Exile

    Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the…

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    President Nixon's Visit to China

    Former National Security Council and State Department officials from the Nixon Administration talked about President Nixon’s efforts to normalize relations with China in the early…

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    Soviet Spy Couple and the Atom Bomb

    Panelists talked about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the spy couple who leaked the secrets of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union in the 1950s. They spoke about the Rosenberg’s devotion…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    Holidays at the White House

    Panelists talked about White House holiday decorations throughout history. Panelists included Lynda Johnson Robb, Genevieve Gorder, Gary Walter, and Coleen Christian Burke. The…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Power of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, about the 16th president’s relationship with the media. In his book, the…

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    White House Press Secretaries

    White House press secretaries from the Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations talked about how the position changed over time and the difficulties they faced…

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    First Ladies' Fashions

    Panelists talked about the ways first ladies' fashions have shaped their identities and public personas. "Project Runway" co-host Tim Gunn moderated. Joining the panel wass Lisa…

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    1963 Documentary Henry Ford's Mirror of America

    This documentary was compiled by the National Archives and the Ford Motor Company in 1963, and shows scenes of U.S. History, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. In…

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    Book Discussion on The Map Thief

    Author Michael Blanding talked about his book, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps, in which he examines the life of…

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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the…

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    President Nixon and the National Security Council

    Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council (NSC) talked about his efforts to form a comprehensive, efficient national security policy that drew on the…

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    Violence Against Women Act 20th Anniversary Commemoration

    Vice Presiden Biden delivered remarks at the National Archives to mark the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. As a senator, he was the chief sponsor of the original…

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