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    The War Before the War

    Andrew Delbanco, American studies professor at Columbia University, recounted the political and moral divisions that separated the United States in the lead-up to the Civil War. He was…

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    Complexity of Race in America

    Daniel Sharfstein , author of The Invisible Line, discusses the complexity of race in America and one family’s perceived transformation from black to white. The New York Historical Society…

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    25 Years of AIDS

    Panelists talked about the history and impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Among the issues they addressed were medical research into detection and prevention, education programs, public…

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    Huckleberry Finn in the 1990s

    In a panel discussion to celebrate a new edition of Huckleberry Finn, which contains previously unpublished portions of the manuscript, participants discussed the literary and historical…

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    Political Protest, the Press and Free Speech

    Panelists discuss whether limits on free speech are appropriate for today’s society and whether such limits should be re-examined in an attempt to make them more useful. They also take…

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