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    American Political History Conference - Presidential Scandals

    Fifty years after the Watergate break-in, historians talked about scandals that have impacted presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. This program was part of Purdue University’s…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Schenck v. United States

    Beverly Gage and Thomas Goldstein talked about the 1919 Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States, in which the court unanimously ruled that the Espionage Act of 1917 was constitutional, even when…

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    Al Smith, Presidential Contender

    Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high…

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    "Deep State" in American History

    Three historians presented talks about the concept of the “deep state” in American history and political debate. Topics ranged from recent books about an alleged “deep state,” to President…

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    Church Committee History and Legacy

    Panelists talk about the history and legacy of the Church Committee, a Senate committee created in 1975 to investigate government intelligence gathering conducted by the CIA, NSA, and FBI in the aftermath of…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration. They spoke at…

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    History of Detectives and Private Investigation

    Beverly Gage and Jeffrey McClurken were interviewed about the history of detectives and private investigation in the United States. This interview took place at the 2014 meeting of the…

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    2012 Presidential Election

    Journalists talked about issues in the 2012 presidential election. Topics included the influence of money, the “likeability” factor of the candidates, women voters, voter identification…

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    The Day Wall Street Exploded

    A roundtable discussion was held on Beverly Gage’s book The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror (Oxford University Press, USA, 2009). The book examines the history of terrorism…

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