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  • Author Discussion on US History
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    Author Discussion on U.S. History

    Authors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their favorite historical figures at the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

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  • The Contenders Ross Perot 1992 and 1996
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    Ross Perot, Presidential Contender

    Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated from her home in Dallas as they talked about his campaigns and…

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  • QA with Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley
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    Q&A with Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley

    Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley talked about their work and their profession. Richard Norton Smith currently teaches at George Mason University and is working on a biography…

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  • Eisenhowers Farewell Address
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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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  • emSoul of a Peopleem
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    Soul of a People

    David Taylor talked about his book Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America (Wiley; February 9, 2009). Mr. Taylor wrote the article for Smithsonian that is the basis for this book and the…

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  • Writing About the Presidents Panel
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    Writing About the Presidents Panel

    Moderated by Professor Ross, the panelists discussed the topic, “Making of the Presidents: Bringing History Alive on the Page.” Three historians who have written about widely differing aspects of…

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  • Moments that Shaped America Panel
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    Moments that Shaped America Panel

    Authors Douglas Brinkley (The Great Deluge), Michael Eric Dyson (April 4, 1968), Edward Humes (Monkey Girl), and Bruce Watson (Sacco and Vanzetti) talked about their books in a panel…

    240 views
  • Little Rock High School Integration
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    Little Rock High School Integration

    Ms. Beals talked about her unique perspective on the civil rights movement as one of the first African-American students at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. This was…

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  • Personal Experiences with Civil Rights
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    Personal Experiences with Civil Rights

    Mr. Caldwell talked about his research on African-Americans in the south and specifically northeastern Louisiana. Mr. Dent talked about his experiences during a personal tour of the south…

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  • James Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement
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    James Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Miller talked about the impact of the works of James Baldwin on the civil rights movement. He stressed that Baldwin must be studied in the context of the movement, not just as an…

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  • Remembering the Clinton Presidency
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    Remembering the Clinton Presidency

    Speeches opened the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." The first speaker, former Secretary Albright spoke about foreign policy…

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  • The Clinton Presidency  Officials
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    The Clinton Presidency: Officials

    The second day of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope" began with a panel of three former top officials from the…

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  • The Clinton Presidency
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    The Clinton Presidency

    Speeches began the concluding day of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." Former Clinton Administration officials spoke about…

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  • Assessment of the Clinton Presidency
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    Assessment of the Clinton Presidency

    Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave a historical…

    204 views
  • Franklin Roosevelts Communication Legacy
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    Franklin Roosevelt's Communication Legacy

    Panelists examined how U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have used the media to further their political agendas and popularity with the people.

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  • In Depth with Douglas Brinkley
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    In Depth with Douglas Brinkley

    Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, talked about his career and his writings. He also responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. His books include, FDR and the Creation…

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  • The Law and the Civil Rights Movement
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    The Law and the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Dees talked about his experiences during the civil rights movement and the purpose of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He founded the center, of which he is executive director, during…

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  • Tuskegee University
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    Tuskegee University

    Mr. Williams talked about the history of Tuskegee University.

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  • US and the SpanishAmerican War
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    U.S. and the Spanish-American War

    Mr. Ambrose spoke about how the Spanish-American War shaped U.S. foreign policy in the early twentieth century and the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Congress declared war on Spain on…

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  • Fictional Writing and Social Change
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    Fictional Writing and Social Change

    Mr. Gaines, the author of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” spoke about role of fictional writing in social change. The book is a novel about an African-American woman who lived…

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