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    A Chosen Exile

    Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the 18th and…

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    Henry Clay

    Harlow Giles Unger talked about his book, Henry Clay: America’s Greatest Statesman.

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    The Year of Fear

    Joe Urschel talked about his book The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That Changed the Nation, in which he recalls the failed kidnapping attempt of an Oklahoma oilman in 1933 by George…

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    Enabling Acts

    Lennard Davis talked about his book, Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest U.S. Minority Its Rights, about the impact of the Americans…

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    Slave Rebellion of 1841

    Arthur Downey, author of The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebelllion that Led the U.S. and Great Britain to the Brink of War, detailed the incident and the legal and diplomatic battle that…

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    History of Presidential Drinking

    Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking, talked about the drinking habits of American presidents and how alcohol has…

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