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  • emMargaret Sanger A Life of Passionem
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    Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion

    Jean Baker recounts the life of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). Ms. Sanger, schooled as a nurse, became a vocal proponent of educating women on the concepts of…

    1,650 views
  • emThe Stevensonsem
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    The Stevensons

    Professor Baker discussed her book, The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In the book she traced the family history of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III,…

    1,619 views
  • Civil Rights Movement 19551968
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    Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1968

    Goucher College professor Jean Baker taught a class on the Civil Rights Movement, from Rosa Parks refusal to move to the back of the bus in 1955, to the assassination of Martin Luther King…

    797 views
  • The Contenders Historians Preview
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    The Contenders, Historians Preview

    Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion as a preview to C-SPAN’s upcoming series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political…

    20,150 views
  • The Contenders Historians Retrospective
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    The Contenders, Historians Retrospective

    Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion reflecting on the C-SPAN series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History.” They…

    10,705 views
  • LesserKnown US Presidents
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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

    810 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Panel
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    Abraham Lincoln Panel

    Authors talked about their books relating to Abraham Lincoln. After the presentations, they responded to questions by members of the audience. Professor Joseph Glatthaar moderated. Jean Baker is the…

    442 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Life in the White House
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    Abraham Lincoln and Life in the White House

    Jean Baker talked about life in the Lincoln White House. Topics included the Lincoln family, the importance of presidential festivities, and the Washington social scene. After her prepared remarks, she answered…

    187 views
  • Crisis and the Civil War
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    Crisis and the Civil War

    As part of a symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the White House, historians spoke about the White House during the Civil War. Among the topics they addressed were the physical look…

    163 views
  • History of First Ladies
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    History of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The concluding session of the symposium looked at the roles of first ladies…

    204 views
  • First Ladies as Public Figures
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    First Ladies as Public Figures

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” In an afternoon session they focused on first…

    247 views
  • The Lincolns at Home
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    The Lincolns at Home

    The panelists talked about the private lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. They responded to questions from the moderator and the audience. Mr. Holzer moderated the panel.

    206 views
  • Religion in the Lincoln Marriage
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    Religion in the Lincoln Marriage

    Ms. Baker talked about the role of religion in the Lincoln marriage. Following prepared remarks, she responded to questions from the audience. Ms. Baker is the author of Mary Todd Lincoln:…

    83 views
  • emLincoln at Homeem
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    Lincoln at Home

    Panelists discussed Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln’s Family Life by David Herbert Donald, published by Simon & Schuster. Holzer is the author of Lincoln Seen and Heard,…

    143 views
  • Author on emMary Todd Lincoln A Biographyem
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    Author on: Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

    Professor Baker talked about her book, Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography, published by W.W. Norton. The book contains anecdotes of 19th-century family and domestic life and is also a character…

    1,446 views
  • Washington Journal Wednesday
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    Washington Journal: Wednesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    96 views
  • 1956 Democratic Convention
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    1956 Democratic Convention

    Professor Jean Baker discussed the 1956 Democratic Convention and compared Adlai Stevenson’s 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns.

    255 views
  • 1952 Democratic Convention
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    1952 Democratic Convention

    Professor Baker talked about the 1952 Democratic Convention in Chicago in which Adlai Stevenson, the Governor of Illinos, was nominated. She is the author of The Stevensons.

    548 views
  • The Presidents Spouse History
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    The President's Spouse: History

    Panelists talked about the history of the status of the president’s wife and how she became the “first lady,” a more influential and active political figure. They discussed the…

    93 views
  • Americas Role in the World
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    America's Role in the World

    Former members of Congress and foreign policy scholars discussed the balance between U.S. foreign policy demands and domestic policy needs in a forum held in the U.S. Capitol. Issues…

    38 views
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