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    Boston Red Sox and World War II

    Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes led a panel discussion on the team’s home front and battlefield contributions during World War II. Through the stories of Hall of Famer Ted Williams and…

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    Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons

    Fiona Deans Halloran, author of Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, and Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley talked about the life and work of the 19th-century…

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    They Knew They Were Pilgrims

    John Turner, a George Mason University religious studies professor, provided a history of the Plymouth Colony, established in 1620 by English settlers. This was a virtual event hosted by…

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    Women and Colonial Law

    “Coverture” is a legal term giving sole authority over a woman to her father, and then her husband at the time of marriage. Catherine Allgor, president of the Massachusetts Historical…

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    James Traub and Peter Drummey on The Presidents

    Historians and contributors to C-SPAN’s The Presidents book discussed the strengths and weaknesses of all the U.S.'s previous chief executives.

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    The Problem of Democracy

    Louisiana State University history Professors Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein talked about their book, The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, in…

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    Interpreting Article I of the U.S. Constitution

    Article I of the U.S. Constitution enumerates the design, powers and limits of the legislative branch of the federal government. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jack Rakove and Margaret…

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    Inclusive Presidential History

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

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