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    Declaration of Independence

    Alexander Tsesis talked about his book For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence, a history of the Declaration of Independence from its creation in…

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    Slavery, Martha Washington, and Dolley Madison

    Marie Jenkins Schwartz talked about her book, Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. She focused on how founding mothers Martha Washington and Dolley Madison viewed slavery and…

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    James Madison

    Richard Brookhiser recounted the life of President James Madison (1751-1836), the fourth American president. The author examined his influence in the framing of the U.S. Constitution,…

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    Declaration

    William Hogeland recalls the nine weeks leading up to the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. He focuses on the debate between the “reconciliationists” led by Pennsylvanian John…

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    Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene

    Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presented an assessment of General Greene and the Revolutionary War in the South. General Greene, who he termed a forgotten hero of the…

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