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  • 1950s and 60s Counterculture
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    1950s and '60s Counterculture

    William Rorabaugh, who teaches a class on the counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s in America, talked about the literature, clothing, music and world view of the beats and beatniks of the…

  • 1960 Presidential Election
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    1960 Presidential Election

    University of Washington history professor William Rorabaugh talked about the 1960 presidential election. He discussed the candidates, and how Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice…

  • Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967
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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

  • Discussion on Addiction in 19th Century America
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    Addiction in Early America

    Panelists talked about how different social groups used and abused laudanum, opium, and alcohol in the 19th century. They said alcoholism was primarily a male problem, while thousands of…

  • Understanding Richard Nixons Politics
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    Understanding Richard Nixon's Politics

    A panel discussion on President Richard Nixon focused on politics. Topics included the president’s weak partnership with Vice President Spiro Agnew, his relationship with the press, and the dynamics of the 1960…