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    Future of Democracy in America

    Historian David Kennedy, author of American Pageant and Freedom From Fear, discussed the challenges and threats to democracy in America at a Commonwealth Club of California virtual event.…

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    The Presidency as an Institution

    Stanford University History Professor Emeritus David Kennedy talked about the history of the presidency as an institution. He explained how the presidency has functioned and changed since…

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    U.S. World War II Strategy

    Professor David Kennedy talked about U.S. World War II strategy. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this event.

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    Aftermath of World War II

    David Kennedy talked about the aftermath of World War II. Professor Kennedy argued that post-war changes, such as economic globalization and the formation of the United Nations, transformed America and the globe…

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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed…

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    Teaching World War II in Schools

    David Kennedy and Rick Atkinson talked about how World War II shaped the world to come. Following their keynote addresses, panelists talked about the value and importance of teaching World…

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    Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White presented a history of the operation of the transcontinental railroads. In his book the author recounts the social and economic impact the transcontinental railroads had on the way…

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    Life Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt

    In the thirty-first in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Among the issues they addressed were his early…

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    American Military and Civil Society

    U.S. Army officials spoke about the role of the military in civil society. Among the topics addressed were the end of the military ban on openly homosexual service known as “don’t as, don’t…

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    After War Intervention

    Historians discussed the aftermaths of wars. Andrew Rotter moderated. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Paul Kramer talked about “The Philippine-American War;” David Kennedy about “World War…

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    Oxford History of the United States Series

    A panel of authors who have written books for the Oxford University Press’s History of the United States series talked about the periods of history they cover in the series. They also put…

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    Q&A with David Kennedy

    David Kennedy talked about teaching and writing about U.S. political and military history of the wars of the 20th century to the present day. Mr. Kennedy is the editor of The Library of…

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    The Library of Congress World War II Companion

    David Kennedy talked about the book he edited The Library of Congress World War II Companion, published by Simon and Schuster. The book uses excerpts from contemporary letters, journals,…

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    Freedom from Fear

    Mr. Kennedy talked about his book Freedom from Fear: The United States, 1929-1945, published by Oxford University Press. The book examined the years of the Great Depression and World War II…

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    How the U.S. Won World War II

    Professor Kennedy spoke about U.S. policy and strategy in World War II and how it transformed America and the world. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

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    Freedom From Fear

    David Kennedy talked about his book, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, published by Oxford University Press. The book is part of The Oxford History of the United…

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    Booknotes: Stories from American History

    Brian Lamb, editor of Booknotes: Stories from American History, published by PublicAffairs, moderated a panel discussion on the third collection of essays drawn from C-SPAN’s author-interview series,…

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    Crash and Burn: Prosperity

    In a forum titled, “Crash and Burn: The New and Old Prosperity,” panelists discussed the rise and fall of prosperity based on new technology. Among the issues discussed were how the…

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    Freedom From Fear

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    History's Value Today

    Historians discussed the reasons for studying history and its uses in today’s world as a necessary expansion of experience and a way of taking individuals outside their own lives and…

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