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    Congress at War

    Historian Fergus Bordewich argued that Congress, led by the Republican Party, played a vital role in the Union’s victory in the Civil War.

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    First Federal Congress

    Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation’s founders, including…

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    George Washington and the First Congress

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Mr. Bordewich read passages from…

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    The Compromise of 1850

    Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and the impact…

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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford, director of the First…

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    Panel on American History

    Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times Editor at Large Jim Newton.…

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    2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Saturday

    Book TV’s coverage of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University of Southern California campus, included: Panel on American History 312116-2 Open Phones with Eric…

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    America's Great Debate

    Author Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press…

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    America's Great Debate

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. In it he tells the story of the nation’s westward…

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    The Civil War and Its Aftermath

    This week on The Civil War, the closing discussion from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2012 Civil War Symposium. Several of the symposium’s presenters take questions from the audience and…

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    Monitoring and Financing the Civil War

    This week on The Civil War, two speakers from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2012 Civil War Symposium. First, author Fergus Bordewich talks about the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the…

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    Bound For Canaan

    Mr. Bordewich talked about his book, Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, published by Amistad Press. The book covers sixty years of the…

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    Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad

    Mr. Bordewich talked about his book Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, published by Amistad Press. In the book Mr. Bordewich covered sixty years…

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