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  • Wendell Willkie Presidential Contender
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    Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender

    Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical Society. Wendell…

  • First Ladies Through American History
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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

  • Tax History and Economic Growth
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    Tax History and Economic Growth

    Karl Rove moderated a discussion on the history of 20th century tax policy and its impact on economic growth. Panelists focused on conservative ideas. Al Hubbard said that tax increases under…