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    William Jennings Bryan, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of William Jennings Bryan as an enterprising figure in American politics. He was a former U.S. representative, secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson, and one of the best orators of his…

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    Culture and Society in the 1920s

    Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the…

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    Teaching the Vietnam War

    Three college professors discussed the ways they teach about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Panelists also talked about their personal participation in peace and anti-war movements and how those…

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    Populist Politics and Politicians in American History

    A conservative scholar and a liberal historian explored the concept of populism and its role in the history of American politics. In an event titled, “The Promise and Perils of Populism,”…

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    John Mosier and Michael Kazin on the End of World War I

    John Mosier and Michael Kazin, both authors and professors, talked about the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918.

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    Anti-War Movements From World War I to Present

    Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, talked about the legacy of anti-war activities during World War I and how they influenced peace movements…

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    World War I and the Bill of Rights

    Historians talked about American motivations for entering World War I, how the country mobilized for war, and government restrictions on free speech and the press in response to protests.

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    Peace Coalition Against U.S. Entry into World War I

    Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, talked about the formation of a peace coalition prior to World War I and argued that it almost succeeded…

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    American Foreign Policy and Internationalism

    Scholars talked about the motives behind U.S. foreign policy and their relation to imperialism, isolationism, and American exceptionalism. The roundtable discussion was titled "Framing the…

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    Historians as Public Figures

    Panelists talked about the various ways historians are seen as public figures. They recounted their own experiences and discussed the changes in how history is consumed by the public.…

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    After Words with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

    Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United States, in which they argue that U.S. leaders must first honestly face what they called the country’s…

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    100th Anniversary of the Election of 1912

    Georgetown history professor Michael Kazin and director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center Khalil Muhammad were interviewed about the significance of the election that had…

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    Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists…

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    American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation

    Professor Michael Kazin talked about his book, American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown University in…

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    A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan

    Michael Kazin talked about his book A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, published by Knopf. In his book Professor Kazin profiles the personal and professional life of three-time presidential…

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    America in the 1980s

    A panel discussion was held on 1980s and it’s definition as a historical period. The decade defined by the presidency of Ronald Reagan became a critical moment for both the political right and left. Daniel…

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    Labor, the Left and Progressives in the Obama Era

    Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, in association with Dissent, The Nation, and The American Prospect, hosted a forum about national politics, progressives…

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    Political Protest and Demonstrations

    Mr. Kazin talked about the protests at the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle and how they compare with the protests of the 1960's. He also focused on his book American Divided:…

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    Change in the U.S. Since the 1960s

    Mr. Kazin discussed culture, politics, and how the 1960s have continued to impact society. Topics covered included the Vietnam War, gay rights, and conservatism.

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    Washington Journal: Tuesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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