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    Teaching Underground Railroad History

    Historians talked about some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explored how to…

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    U.S. Atomic War Plans from 1945-1950

    Professor John Curatola talked about his book, Bigger Bombs for a Brighter Tomorrow: The Strategic Air Command and American War Plans at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, 1945-1950. Professor…

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    Einsatzgruppen Trial

    Mark Hull gave an illustrated talk about the subsequent Nuremberg trials, focusing on the Einsatzgruppen trial. Beginning in September 1947, this eight-month proceeding tried 24 commanders…

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    Life of Eddie Rickenbacker

    John Ross talked about his book, Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed. Born in 1890, Eddie Rickenbacker was a well known racecar driver before he…

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    Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad

    Walter Borneman talked about his book Rival Rails: The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad. Before the Civil War the most logical route for the planned…

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    Truman's Grandview Farm

    After his grandfather’s death, Harry Truman worked on his family’s 2000 acre Missouri farm. In the 12 years he worked the farm before he left to serve during World War I, Truman proposed to his…

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    Ulysses S. Grant Before the Civil War

    Gregory Hospodor talked about the pre-Civil War life of Ulysses S. Grant, including his military education, character, and marriage. As a failed businessman who had resigned his Army commission in 1854, few had…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and National Memory

    Bryan Le Beau talked about how although the facts of President Ulysses S. Grant’s life have not changed since his death in 1885, his image in the national memory has changed over the years and what accounts for…

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    U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth

    Kenneth LaMaster talked about his book, U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth, and his research for the book at the archives. Opened in 1895, the U. S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, 25 miles north of…

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