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  • emAtticus Finchem
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    Atticus Finch

    Emory University history professor Joseph Crespino explored the life of Harper Lee’s father, Amasa Coleman Lee, and how he inspired the fictional character Atticus Finch.

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  • Political Right Since the 1960s
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    Political Right Since the 1960s

    Emory University Professor Joseph Crespino taught a class on the political right since the 1960s and explored how the Democratic South became solidly Republican. He focused on the “Southern…

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  • emStrom Thurmonds Americaem
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    Strom Thurmond's America

    Joseph Crespino, history professor at Emory University, recounted the life and political career of the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina (1902-2003). The author recalls the many…

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  • Strom Thurmond and Political History
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    Strom Thurmond and Political History

    Historian Joseph Crespino discussed his work on former Senator Strom Thurmond while describing the role that writing a biography plays in helping to define and expand the study of American political history and reinterpret…

    450 views
  • Ronald Reagans Neshoba County Speech
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    Ronald Reagan's Neshoba County Speech

    Historians discussed Ronald Reagan’s first post-convention presidential campaign speech on August 3, 1980, at the Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi. The speech drew attention for his use of the phrase “states' rights” at a place…

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  • Barry Goldwater and the Future of Conservativism
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    Barry Goldwater and the Future of Conservativism

    The Arizona Historical Foundation held a conference “Goldwater at 100: His Politics, Ideology and Legacy,” November 13, 2009, at University Club of Arizona State University. Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) was a five-term United States senator from Arizona…

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  • New Scholarship of the Civil Rights Movement
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    New Scholarship of the Civil Rights Movement

    Authors talked about new research on the twentieth century’s civil rights movement. Rich Rayburn read “Civil Rights Without Apology,” a paper by Rudolph Byrd, founder of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory…

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