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    Most Hated Presidents in American History

    What do Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon have in common? They faced not just political opponents, but Americans who actually…

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    Conversation with Historian Joanne Freeman

    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman talked with historian Joanne Freeman about her scholarship on Alexander Hamilton and violence in Congress during the 19th…

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    Congress, Political Parties and Polarization

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted a discussion on Congress, political parties, and polarization from the time of America’s founding through the Civil War to today.…

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    Historian Joanne Freeman on Alexander Hamilton

    The National Council for History Education moved their conference online due to the coronavirus outbreak. This session featured Yale University History and American Studies professor Joanne Freeman,…

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    Partisan Violence and American Elections

    Historian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic through the antebellum era, examining how it compares to modern partisan conflicts. This keynote…

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    Contested Presidential Elections

    A panel of historians discussed several of the most contested presidential elections in American history: 1800, 1824, 1860, and 1876. They compared the elections to each other and to the…

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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College history Professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This was a…

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    Presidential Debates in Historical Perspective

    Historians put the presidential debates in perspective in this online forum hosted by the American Historical Association. Participants include Yale University’s Joanne Freeman, Purdue…

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    In Depth With Joanne Freeman

    Joanne Freeman talked about her books and answered viewer questions. Her books include The Field of Blood, Affairs of Honor, and The Essential Hamilton.

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    Politics of American Dueling

    Historian Joanne Freeman talked about the logic behind the American dueling culture before and after the Civil War. She described the “Code of Honor” that led to dueling and explains the…

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    Honoring the 116th Congress

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted an event celebrating the 116th Congress, which started in January 2019. Participants included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Todd Young, and…

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    Q&A with Joanne Freeman

    Yale University historian Joanne Freeman talked about The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. In her book she describes 70 violent incidents, meaning incidents…

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    Violence in Congress and the Civil War

    Joanne Freeman talked about her book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. She described the process of researching the topic and said she found that while…

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    Impact of Pre-Civil War Events

    Historians talked about the social and political impact of several events leading up to the Civil War, including the Fugitive Slave Act and abolitionist John Brown’s raid of a federal armory at…

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    Researching Alexander Hamilton

    Yale University historian Joanne Freeman talked about her life-long research on Alexander Hamilton. She told the story of how she became interested in this particular Founding Father and…

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    Political Partisanship in the U.S.

    Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh talked about the history of political parties and partisanship from the founding era to the 21st century.

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    Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Honor

    Joanne Freeman talked about how the 18th century concept of honor helped shape Alexander Hamilton throughout his life. Professor Freeman argued that Hamilton’s desire to maintain his honor…

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    Violence in the Pre-Civil War Congress

    Yale history professor Joanne Freeman and University of Chicago political science professor William Howell are interviewed about acts of violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the…

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    Discussion on the Hamilton-Burr Duel

    On its 200th anniversary the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was re-enacted at its site in Weehawken, New Jersey. A panel of authors discussed the event and the men involved.…

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    Alexander Hamilton and Controversy

    A panel focused on the various controversies surrounding Alexander Hamilton and how his reputation has survived. The panel responded to questions from the audience after prepared remarks.

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