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  • President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court
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    President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era including the controversial “packing of the…

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  • Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger
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    Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger

    Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special…

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  • emUnfinished Nation A Concise Historyem
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    Unfinished Nation: A Concise History

    Professor Brinkley discussed his book, Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, published by Alfred A. Knopf. His intention was to avoid textbook-type writing. He wanted…

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  • Franklin Roosevelts Communication Legacy
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    Franklin Roosevelt's Communication Legacy

    Panelists examined how U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have used the media to further their political agendas and popularity with the people.

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  • Reflections on War with Iraq
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    Reflections on War with Iraq

    Historians spoke about war with Iraq, the potential impact of the war on the U.S. role in the world, the war in relation to prior conflicts, and the traditional goals of U.S. foreign…

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  • Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy
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    Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

    The 2001 Bancroft Prizes were awarded for books of exceptional merit and distinction in the fields of American history and biography published in 2000. The recipients, who made acceptance…

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  • State of US History
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    State of U.S. History

    History professors talked about the state of U.S. history during a forum at Columbia University moderated by Professor Brinkley. Following their discussion, panelists answered questions…

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  • The Past and Future of Democracy
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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy. They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study…

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