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    Water and Wildlife of the Early American West

    Historians and a novelist discussed the impact of 19th century westward expansion on the water and wildlife of the early American West. They also talked about the role of women in the Old West and why it’s important for female writers to tell their stories. This event was part of a conference hosted by the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.

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    Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans

    Yale University history professor Ned Blackhawk and Patricia Limerick of the Center of the American West discussed the interactions between Native Americans and white settlers in the 19th century. They talked about the impact of trade alliances on Native Americans and their struggle to preserve their political and social autonomy.This program was part of a conference held in Aspen, Colorado hosted by the Aspen Institute

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    Civil War and 19th Century Westward Expansion

    Historians discussed how the Civil War and 19th century westward expansion were interrelated and together transformed the country. They described a power shift from white citizens in the West to the post-Civil War federal government, and how the construction of the railroads across the West connected communities and helped extend the government’s reach. They also talked about developments for freed slaves and Native Americans in the western territories. This program was part of a conference hosted by the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.

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    Westward Expansion During the 19th Century

    Historians talked about westward expansion after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the political reasons for traveling west. They also discussed Kit Carson and other mountain men, and the impact that westward expansion had on the Civil War and slavery. This talk was a part of a conference hosted by the Aspen Institute.

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    1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings in Africa

    On August 7, 1998, truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously outside the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The attacks killed 224, including 12 Americans, and wounded more than 5000. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility. American History TV visited the U.S. Diplomacy Center in Washington, D.C., to tour an exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of the bombings. We were joined by the State Department officials in charge of the two embassies at the time. Viewers may find some images in this program disturbing.

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    Discussion on Southern History

    Authors examined race, economics, and the judicial system in the South from the 19th century through present day.

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    Discussion on Innovation

    Authors Steven Johnson and Simon Winchester took part in a discussion from the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival on innovation throughout history .

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    Never Caught

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar recounted the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first President. Catherine Kerrison, explored the lives of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters, Martha and Maria Jefferson, as well as Harriet Hemings, born into slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello and believed to be the child of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. They spoke at the 18th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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    Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society

    Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in modern American society. He looked at the demographics of what types of people believe in conspiracies and talked about how the internet has influenced these groups. He also discussed strategies teachers might use when speaking with students or peers about theories related to a fake moon landing, flat earth or 9/11 as a government action. This is the second of a two-part seminar hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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    Dr. Seuss Political Cartoons

    A tour was given of the Dr. Seuss for President Art Exhibition at Gallery One of Denver. This was the first ever exhibit of these Dr. Seuss political cartoons. Tim Tindle talked about the inspiration for some of the cartoons and the environmental awareness of the publication of the works. He also talked about the event at the gallery that day honoring Democratic fundraisers.

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