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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    10,707 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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