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  • Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning
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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars on American cities…

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  • Fugitive Slave Laws
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    Fugitive Slave Laws

    History professor Elizabeth Varon taught a lecture course in the fall of 2010 on the “Rise and Fall of the Slave South.” In this day’s lecture, she focused on the Fugitive Slave Law and the…

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  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Julian Bond lectured to a history class on Rosa Parks and the origins of the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. An active participant and leader from the early days of the Civil Rights…

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  • US Containment Strategy After World War II
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    U.S. Containment Strategy After World War II

    Professor Hitchcock lectured about the U.S. foreign policy strategy of containment between 1946-1950. After World War II, President Harry Truman initiated policies to prevent the spread of communism in…

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