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  • Omar Ibn Said Collection
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    Omar Ibn Said Collection

    Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery,…

    297 views
  • Coping With Low Morale During the Vietnam War
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    Coping With Low Morale During the Vietnam War

    A former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam joined two historians to discuss the problem of low morale in the final years of American participation…

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  • History of the Cheesehead Hat
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    History of the Cheesehead Hat

    Maggie Carter of Foamation, Inc., maker of the cheesehead hat, talked about the invention and manufacturing of Wisconsin’s iconic headwear. Mark Ertl, commander in cheese, then showed off the process of…

    142 views
  • Wisconsin African American Historical Society
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    Wisconsin African American Historical Society

    African Americans make up about 40 percent of the population of Milwaukee. Clayborn Benson, executive director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, discussed the history of African-American voting…

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  • History of Polka
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    History of Polka

    Evan Maruszewski, founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival, discussed the history and evolution to the present of polka in Milwaukee. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    175 views
  • Milwaukee Pop Culture
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    Milwaukee Pop Culture

    Tim McCormick gave a Harley-Davidson motorcycle tour of depictions of Milwaukee in pop culture, including the bronze Fonz statue and Lakefront Brewery. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

    52 views
  • Pregnancy in the 19th Century
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    Pregnancy in the 19th Century

    Shannon Withycombe, professor at the University of New Mexico, talked about pregnancy in the 19th century. She described the experience of childbirth, which often occurred at home, and the…

    230 views
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    D-Day Girls

    Sarah Rose talked about her book, D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II, in which she reported on British female spies in World…

    132 views
  • US Army Policy Changes After Vietnam
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    U.S. Army Policy Changes After Vietnam

    The assistant army secretary of Manpower and Reserve Affairs talked about the policy changes and the lessons learned since the Vietnam War. He argued that the U.S. Army should remain an…

    68 views
  • Lessons Learned at Guadalcanal
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    Lessons Learned at Guadalcanal

    Trent Hone, author of Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945, analyzed how U.S. Naval strategies developed during the the Battle of Guadalcanal. Mr.…

    620 views
  • Fashioning the New Woman 18901925
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    Fashioning the New Woman, 1890-1925

    Curator Alden O’Brien gave a group a tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum exhibit, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890 to 1925,” which detailed how women’s clothing changed as…

    3,986 views
  • Military History and the Civil War
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    Military History and the Civil War

    Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Kathryn Shively discussed the role of military history in the modern study of the Civil War. She also talked about how analyzing different aspects of…

    668 views
  • emA Time of Terrorem
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    A Time of Terror

    During the summer of 1930, civil rights activist James Cameron (1914-2006) survived a lynching attempt at the age of 16 in Grant County, Indiana. Later in life, he founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.…

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  • Union General William Rosecrans
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    Union General William Rosecrans

    William Kurtz of the University of Virginia talked about General William Rosecrans' career, reputation, and clashes with superiors such as General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin…

    412 views
  • Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians
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    Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians

    Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly…

    340 views
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    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora…

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  • Manpower and Morale After the 1968 Tet Offensive
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    Manpower and Morale After the 1968 Tet Offensive

    Historians looked at military manpower and morale trends after the 1968 Tet Offensive. Topics included draft and enlistment rates of college graduates, the perspective of Army Chaplains, and Project 100,000…

    68 views
  • Causes of the Civil War
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    Causes of the Civil War

    Paul Quigley examined the various reasons for the outbreak of the Civil War and showed artifacts from the period that represent some of the causes. Mr. Quigley is the editor of the book, The…

    675 views
  • Civil War and Western Theater Tactics
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    Civil War and Western Theater Tactics

    University of Cincinnati Professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ideologies from the Western Theater, such as guerrilla fighting, influenced other theaters of the…

    868 views
  • George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower
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    George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower

    Historian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army’s chief of staff George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower and examined their tactical…

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