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  • American Democracy and PostWorld War II Japan
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    American Democracy and Post-World War II Japan

    Dartmouth College history professor Jennifer Miller talked about her book, Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan. She discussed how the U.S. government promoted democracy in…

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  • emLand of the Feeem
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    Land of the Fee

    Devin Fergus talked about his book, Land of the Fee: Hidden Costs and the Decline of the American Middle Class, on the hidden transaction fees that Americans regularly pay and the impact…

    749 views
  • US Gun Rights and Regulations
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    U.S. Gun Rights and Regulations

    The National History Center hosted a discussion on gun rights and regulations. Speaking from the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., were historian Saul Cornell and law professor…

    260 views
  • Containment Policy in Southeast Asia
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    Containment Policy in Southeast Asia

    Wen-Qing Ngoei is author of Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia. He talked about the post-World War II efforts by Western powers --…

    342 views
  • Dtente and USSoviet Relations 19691985
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    Détente and U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1969-1985

    Author Stephan Kieninger discussed the thawing of Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, and the role played by key…

    171 views
  • History of Congressional Reform and Rule Changes
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    History of Congressional Reform and Rule Changes

    The National History Center hosted a briefing on the history of congressional reform and rule changes since 1789. A panel of three historians presented perspectives on how these…

    176 views
  • German Social Scientists and US Foreign Policy
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    German Social Scientists and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Hans Speier was a German social scientist who was among the many European intellectuals who immigrated to America during the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. In this program, University of…

    183 views
  • Quakers Guns and the British Industrial Revolution
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    Quakers, Guns and the British Industrial Revolution

    Priya Satia, Stanford University history professor, explored the complex relationship between the Quaker Community and gun makers during the British Industrial Revolution. She chronicled…

    394 views
  • Christian Zionism and Americans
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    Christian Zionism and Americans

    In this program, Samuel Goldman discussed the history of Christian Zionism in America. He defined this as the belief that Christians have a religious responsibility to promote and support a…

    316 views
  • 1911 Congressional Report on Immigration
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    1911 Congressional Report on Immigration

    Historian Katherine Benton-Cohen talked about her book, Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy. The U.S. Immigration Commission, better known as the…

    225 views
  • US Cold War Refugee Policy
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    U.S. Cold War Refugee Policy

    Historians Carl Bon Tempo and Maria Cristina Garcia outlined the evolution of refugee policy from the immediate post-war period through the Refugee Act of 1980, which amended several laws…

    122 views
  • History of US Agricultural Policies
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    History of U.S. Agricultural Policies

    In a Capitol Hill panel discussion that was titled, “Historical Perspectives on Federal Agricultural Policy,” three agricultural historians discussed the history of U.S. farm bills,…

    246 views
  • 20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers
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    20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers

    In 2005, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession initiated oral history interviews with 100 senior women lawyers including former Attorney General Janet Reno…

    277 views
  • History of US Trade Policy
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    History of U.S. Trade Policy

    Panelists talked about the history of U.S. trade policy and discussed ways to approach current foreign trade. The National History Center in Washington, D.C. hosted this event.

    208 views
  • History Professors Discuss Past  Current Infrastructure Projects
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    Infrastructure Development

    A group of historians talked about major American infrastructure projects of the past in the areas of aviation and surface transportation, and how they influenced current development. They also gave…

    281 views
  • Higher Education Act of 1965 Origins
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    Higher Education Act of 1965 Origins

    Historians briefed Members of Congress and their staffs on the history of the Higher Education Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson, which offered federal money to colleges and…

    384 views
  • Battle for North Africa During World War II
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    Battle for North Africa During World War II

    Meredith Hindley talked about her book, Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II, in which she recalls the events leading to Operation…

    530 views
  • Automation and the Workforce
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    Automation and the Workforce

    This National History Center congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented by three historians who specialize in the topic. Beginning with early twentieth century…

    306 views
  • US Foreign Policy Since World War I
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War I

    Author Melvyn Leffler talked about his book, Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015. He discussed how and why U.S. foreign policy has…

    238 views
  • Historical Context of Civil War Monuments
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    Historical Context of Civil War Monuments

    Panelists talked about the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize.

    1,225 views
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