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  • emTaken Hostageem
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    Taken Hostage

    On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking sixty-six American hostages for 444 days. In his book, Taken Hostage, David Farber chronicled their ordeal and examined…

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  • America First and Foreign Policy 194568
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    "America First" and Foreign Policy, 1945-68

    During the 1916 presidential election, Woodrow Wilson ran on the slogans “He Kept Us Out of War” and “America First.” In this program, a panel of historians talked about how “America First”…

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  • Media and The 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention
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    Media and The 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention

    This is a panel discussion on how the media covered the chaotic 1968 Democratic presidential nominating convention, especially the street rioting and Chicago police response. Northwestern…

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  • Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967
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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

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  • George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War
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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President Bush’s foreign policy…

    633 views
  • 1960sEra Counterculture
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    1960s-Era Counterculture

    Alice Echols and David Farber talked about the 1960s counterculture. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

    2,223 views
  • Rethinking the Election of 1964
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    Rethinking the Election of 1964

    Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the electorate, nominees, and political parties in the election’s outcome. President Lyndon B. Johnson won a second…

    486 views
  • Vietnam AntiWar Movement
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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war…

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