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  • emWelcome Homeem
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    Welcome Home

    Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film surveys the challenges they faced during years of war, their creative methods of coping, the…

  • Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox
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    Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

    Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local…

  • Road to Berlin Part 2
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    Road to Berlin, Part 2

    Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the “Road to Berlin” exhibit. This second of a two-part program tells the story of…

  • Road to Berlin Part 1
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    Road to Berlin, Part 1

    Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the “Road to Berlin” exhibit. Beginning with the Allied invasion of North Africa,…

  • emThe War Ends in Europeem
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    The War Ends in Europe

    This 1945 United News reel about Victory in Europe day includes clips of the signing of the surrender and President Truman making the official statement.

  • Race and the Vietnam War
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    Race and the Vietnam War

    University of Kansas Professor Beth Bailey discussed how issues of race affected the U.S. military -- and its self-perception of being color blind -- during the Vietnam War. She focused on…

  • Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo
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    Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo

    Historian Gary Gallagher talked with Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen Guelzo about his previous work on President Abraham Lincoln as well as his current project on Confederate General Robert…

  • USS Missouri
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    USS Missouri

    Resting in the waters of Pearl Harbor, where the events that brought the United States into World War II took place, the USS Missouri represents the final moments of the conflict. Meghan Rathbun gave a tour…

  • emThe Other Madisonsem
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    The Other Madisons

    Retired pediatrician and geneticist Bettye Kearse investigated her family’s lineage and its oral history that claims they are descendants of James Madison and his slave, Coreen.

  • emThe Splendid and the Vileem
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    The Splendid and the Vile

    Erik Larson looked at Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s leadership during the London Blitz. This was a virtual event hosted by Future Tense, a partnership of New America, Slate, and…

  • Origins of Memorial Day
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    Origins of Memorial Day

    Bernard Powers gave a tour of sites in Charleston related to black heritage. At Hampton Park he talked about the connections it has to one of the first Memorial Day commemorations on May 1, 1865.…

  • emDiscover Americaem
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    Discover America

    This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird’s eye journey across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. “Discover America” was also the name of a…

  • emHow the South Won the Civil Warem
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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College history Professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This was a…

  • emMengeleem
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    David Marwell, former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, recounted the life of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele. This was a virtual event hosted by Labyrinth Books and Princeton…

  • World War II M4 Sherman Tank
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    World War II M4 Sherman Tank

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the M4 Sherman tank and demonstrates how it works. The most commonly used American tank in World…

  • Washington Journal Bakari Sellers Discusses His New Book My Vanishing Country
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    Bakari Sellers on My Vanishing Country

    Author and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers talked about his book, My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, which tells the story of America’s black working class through his own life.

  • The Irish Brigade
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    The Irish Brigade

    Gettysburg National Military Park ranger Angie Atkinson talked about the formation and combat experience of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade. She described the standing of recent Irish immigrants…

  • emStealing Homeem
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    Stealing Home

    Sports writer Eric Nusbaum reported on how the construction of Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium led to the displacement of a Mexican American neighborhood in the 1950s. This was a virtual event hosted…

  • emVictory Roundupem
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    Victory Round-up

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, 1945, surrender of Nazi Germany. German generals are shown signing the unconditional surrender…

  • emCity on a Hillem
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    City on a Hill

    Washington University English Professor Abram Van Engen provided a history of American exceptionalism and the term “city on a hill,” from its origins in a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay…

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