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    In Depth with Harriet Washington

    Science writer and author Harriet Washington talked about the history of the use and misuse of science and medicine in the United States. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Medical…

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    Unknown Valor

    Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum provided a history of World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima that took place in February and March of 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan…

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    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban “patriots” had taken up arms…

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    U.S. Botanic Garden History

    U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America, originally proposed by President Washington in a 1796 letter.

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    Vietnam War Nurse Donna Rowe Oral History Interview

    Donna Curtis Rowe served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans…

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    Vietnam War POW Leon Ellis Oral History Interview

    Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis…

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    Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Oral History Interview

    Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job’s impact on her…

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    Early Settlers of New England, Salem 1626-1629

    This 1940 classroom film depicts the basics of colonial life, from household cooking and crafts, to farming, fishing, game hunting, and home construction methods.

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    Plymouth Colony: The First Year

    This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New England in 1620, and ends with a depiction of the first Thanksgiving in Massachusetts. Much of the…

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    Plymouth Colony Pilgrims

    At Plimoth Patuxet in Plymouth, Massachusetts, we explored the recreated 17th-century colonial village and spoke with interpreters about what daily life was like for the Pilgrims. The year…

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    Pilgrim Story and Mayflower II Tour

    Plimoth Patuxet deputy executive director Richard Pickering told the story of the Pilgrims' Atlantic crossing in 1620 from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts and the origins of the…

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    Virtual Mayflower Project

    Director Robert Stone talked about the Virtual Mayflower Project which uses virtual reality to recreate the ship that travelled from Plymouth, England to America in 1620 and the harbor from…

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    Penelope Winslow and 17th Century Plymouth Colony

    Michelle Marchetti Coughlin discussed her book, Penelope Winslow, Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-Imagining a Life. A descendant of English nobility, Winslow was the wife of Josiah Winslow, Plymouth…

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    Religion and the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Founded in the early 17th century, the Massachusetts Bay Colony had a predominately Puritan population who governed from the basis of their beliefs. Richard Pickering of Plimoth Plantation…

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    The Voyage of the Mayflower II

    This Castle Films newsreel documents the 1957 Atlantic crossing of the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

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    The Pilgrims

    This classroom film dramatizes the Pilgrim’s flight from religious persecution in England to the Netherlands, then 12 years later their ocean voyage on the Mayflower, and the founding of…

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    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in…

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    Secretary Blinken News Conference in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where he met with Afghan leaders and visited U.S. Embassy personnel. His visit came one day after President Biden…

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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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    Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp

    Andrea Warren talked about her book, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. Mr. Mineta joined the discussion…

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