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  • Commemorating PostCivil War Reconstruction in National Parks
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    Commemorating Post-Civil War Reconstruction in National Parks

    Historians talked about the challenges of interpreting the post-Civil War period in the national parks and about the first Reconstruction-era monument in Beaufort, South Carolina.

  • Voting Rights
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    Voting Rights

    Historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They also answered audience questions on how to keep citizens engaged in the voting process. This discussion was a part…

  • Discussion on Socialism in Early 20th Century America
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    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee, and…

  • Political Biographies
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    Political Biographies

    The panel members discussed biography as history and the problems of writing about notable figures in American history. H.W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Ben Franklin,…

  • Books on the End of Poverty
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    Books on the End of Poverty

    A panel of economists and economic historians discussed historical and modern day efforts to reduce poverty. The discussion was based on books written by Professors Gareth Stedman Jones and…

  • 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…

  • emThe Story of American Freedomem
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    The Story of American Freedom

    Mr. Foner discussed his book, The Story of American Freedom, published by W.W. Norton and Company. He talked about the ideological conflicts of the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil…

  • 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…

  • Americas Reconstruction Exhibit
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    America's Reconstruction Exhibit

    Professor Foner provided a tour of this traveling exhibit of the Reconstruction era in U.S. history in its opening location in the Virginia Historical Society Museum in Richmond. The…