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  • Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site
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    Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site

    In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts…

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  • Music and the Vietnam War
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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish.” Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

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  • Battle of Fort Stevens 155th Anniversary
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    Battle of Fort Stevens 155th Anniversary

    The Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. in July 1864, when Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early probed the capital city’s defenses before turning…

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  • World War II Clothes Rationing and Fashion Innovations
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    World War II Clothes Rationing and Fashion Innovations

    Poquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene Winchester gave an illustrated talk about World War II and clothes rationing. They explored…

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  • Washington Journal Peter Canellos Discusses US Historical Sites  the Telling of American History
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    Peter Canellos on U.S. Historical Sites and the Telling of American History

    Politico editor-at-large Peter Canellos discussed his recent article on whether people are still turning to historical sites to learn more about American history. This program is part of a…

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  • emConfederate Reckoningem
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    Confederate Reckoning

    Professor Stephanie McCurry talked about her book, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, in which she looks at the internal politics of the South during the Civil War…

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  • emWorth a Dozen Menem
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    Worth a Dozen Men

    Libra Hilde talked about her book, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South, about the role played by Southern female nurses during the Civil War and how the Confederacy relied on their labor.…

    726 views
  • Declaration of Independence Global Legacy
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    Declaration of Independence Global Legacy

    University of Maryland History Professor Richard Bell talked about the Declaration of Independence, its origins, purpose, and global significance during and after the American Revolution.…

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  • World War II Soviet Army
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    World War II Soviet Army

    Living history hobbyist Craig Hall portrays a Soviet Cavalry officer and discusses the role of the Soviet Union in World War II. Appearing at the annual Army Heritage Days event in…

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  • FDR and the Final Years of World War II 194345
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    FDR and the Final Years of World War II, 1943-45

    Historian Nigel Hamilton talked about the last book in his trilogy profiling President Franklin D. Roosevelt at war. War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 covers…

    431 views
  • World War II and Innovations in Art
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    World War II and Innovations in Art

    Lycée Français de New York bilingual school history teacher Rachelle Friedman gave an illustrated talk about innovations in art during World War II. She discussed and showed examples of…

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  • emThe Girls Next Doorem
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    The Girls Next Door

    Texas Christian University Professor Kara Dixon Vuic talked about her book, The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines in which she provided a history of the women who…

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  • emRepublic of Liesem
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    Republic of Lies

    Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society.

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  • PostVietnam War Refugees
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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

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  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

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  • Reconstruction and the US Supreme Court
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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Legal historian Paul Finkelman and Harvard law Professor Randall Kennedy presented talks on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Reconstruction era. Paul Finkelman detailed why he believes that…

    344 views
  • Washington Journal Mary Louise Roberts Discusses Her Book About DDay Through the Eyee of French Citizens
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    Author Mary Louise Roberts on D-Day and French Citizens

    Mary Louise Roberts, author of D-Day Through French Eyes: Normandy 1944, talked about the 75th anniversary on June 6, 2019 of the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On that day in…

    625 views
  • emThe Crowded Hourem
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    The Crowded Hour

    Clay Risen talked about his book, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century, his history of the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry led by…

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  • Washington Journal Alex Kershaw Discusses the 75th Anniversary of the DDay Invasion
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    Author Alex Kershaw on D-Day 75th Anniversary

    Alex Kershaw, author of The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led The Way to Victory in World War II, talked about the 75th anniversary on June 6, 2019, of the World War II D-Day invasion of…

    861 views
  • emThe Tubman Commandem
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    The Tubman Command

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about her book, The Tubman Command: A Novel, in which she recounted Harriet Tubman’s service as a nurse, spy, and cook, for the Union Army during the Civil War.

    551 views
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