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    1830s Cholera Epidemic and Indian Removal

    C-SPAN spoke with Sony Brook history professor Paul Kelton about the spread of cholera in the 1800's and how it affected Native Americans. The interview took place at the Organization of…

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    George Washington's Cabinet

    Historian Lindsay Chervinsky talked about how and why George Washington formed his presidential cabinet. She also spoke about how the American cabinet system differed from the British…

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    Women in Politics from the 1920s to Today

    Historians discuss the role of women in politics since the 1920s, both behind the scenes and as elected representatives. They talk about suffragists, New Deal-era political appointees, and…

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    Nineteenth Amendment Legacies

    Penn State Professor Lee Ann Banaszak reflected on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and talked about the tactics women used to get the 19th Amendment passed and ratified. This…

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    Historians in the Court

    Historians talked about their roles as experts for court cases on subjects such as abortion, Native American treaties, gay rights, and affirmative action. They also spoke about how the…

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    Racial Dynamics in the 1930s

    Cornell College professor Catherine Stewart talked about racial dynamics during the 1930s, including the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal-era effort to gather narratives from former…

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    Invention of Rum

    Widener University History Professor Jordan Smith talked about the invention of rum and its impact on the Atlantic world during the 17th and 18th centuries. This interview was recorded at…

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    Economics of Slavery

    Author Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation. This interview was recorded…

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    Canadian Border During Reconstruction

    Manhattan College Professor Adam Arenson talked about his research project examining the lives of slaves who escaped to Canada and what factors motivated them to stay or return to the…

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    Interview With OAH President Earl Lewis

    C-SPAN spoke with Earl Lewis, president of the Organization of American Historians, at their annual conference in Philadelphia. He discussed trends in the field of history and his work at…

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    U.S. Immigration, 1920s to the 1960s

    Historians talked about U.S. immigration policy from the 1920s to the 1960s, including a Japanese guest worker program and Cuban immigrants during the Cold War. They also explored how the…

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    Frank Rizzo and White Working-Class Voters

    In this interview recorded at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Sacramento, California, professor Timothy Lombardo of the University of South Alabama discussed former…

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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

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    Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age

    Historian Carolee Klimchock about the culture of coach drivers during the Gilded Age. She explores how relationships between coachmen and their passengers resulted in public scandals.

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    President Grant's World Tour

    Ulysses S. Grant was president from 1869 to 1877. After serving two terms, he took a world tour with his family. American History TV spoke with Ryan Semmes of Mississippi State University about…

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    Midwifery in the United States

    Midwives have been helping women give birth throughout American history, but over the past 100 years their legal standing and relationship with the medical community has been complicated by…

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    Integrating Department Store Workforces

    Afro-American Studies professor Traci Parker of the University of Massachusetts Amherst described the challenges African American department store workers and shoppers faced in the 1950s and…

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    Radio and World War II-Era Politics

    Wofford College history professor Mark Byrnes talked about the influence of radio on World War II-era politics in this interview recorded at the Organization of American Historians' annual…

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    1915 and 1939 San Francisco World's Fairs

    American History spoke with Professor Abigail Markwyn about the organizers and exhibits at the world’s fairs held in San Francisco in 1915 and 1939. She was interviewed at the Organization…

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    FBI Surveillance of White Southern Students in the 1960s

    University of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI’s covert surveillance program, COINTELPRO, targeted student organizations during the civil rights…

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