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  • Slavery in American Life
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    Slavery in American Life

    Mr. Berlin delivered a speech entitled ‘Slavery in American Life: Present, Past, and Future,’ as part of a Civil War symposium at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

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  • White House in 1800 A Residence for the Public
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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

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  • The White House in the Gilded Age
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    The White House in the Gilded Age

    As part of a forum on the 200th anniversary of the White House, Mr. Bushong talked about the first person to photograph the White House, Frances Benjamin Johnson. She also photographed the presidential…

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  • White House Transition Staff Viewpoint
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    White House Transition: Staff Viewpoint

    As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, current and former White House officials spoke about the daily workings of the White House. Among the topics they…

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  • The Coming of Age of the White House
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    The Coming of Age of the White House

    As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, historians and others spoke about the early history of the White House and its inhabitants. Among the topics…

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  • The Imperial White House
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    The Imperial White House

    In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House a panel looked at the White House in the early 20th Century. Professor Wills spoke of the stagecraft of power. Ms. Tederick…

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  • President Carter Boyhood Farm Dedication
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    President Carter Boyhood Farm Dedication

    Officials dedicated President Carter’s boyhood home as a national historical site. They praised President Carter’s public service and said that the site would inspire future generations to…

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  • Crisis and the Civil War
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    Crisis and the Civil War

    As part of a symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the White House, historians spoke about the White House during the Civil War. Among the topics they addressed were the physical look…

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  • The Dilemma of Interpretation
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    The Dilemma of Interpretation

    History professors discussed the origins of the Civil War and a variety of other issues. They spoke about changing historical interpretations up to the present day and political issues…

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  • The Rhetorical Presidency
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    The Rhetorical Presidency

    In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, Mr. Brinkley talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s conservationism and Ms. Brasco talked about political cartoons portraying various…

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  • Washington Monument Restoration
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    Washington Monument Restoration

    The speakers celebrated the completion of the Washington Monument restoration.

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  • Citizen Soldiers of the Civil War
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    Citizen Soldiers of the Civil War

    Mr. McPherson discussed his experiences as a United States Civil War historian. Among the issues he discussed were the continuing relevance it has on today’s society and the motivation of…

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  • Battlefields and Civil War Memory
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    Battlefields and Civil War Memory

    The participants engaged both issues of the Civil War itself, as well as the subsequent fascination with the war amongst Americans. This program ends abruptly.

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  • White House Transitions
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    White House Transitions

    Michael Beschloss talked about the White House during periods of transition between presidents. Through anecdotes and historical observations he described the peaceful nature of the…

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  • Civil War Commemoration
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    Civil War Commemoration

    Mr. Blight was part of a Civil War Symposium hosted by the National Park Service. He spoke about the National Park Service’s role in interpreting and preserving facts about the Civil War. Among…

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  • White House Transition Press Corps Viewpoint
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    White House Transition: Press Corps Viewpoint

    Mr. Brinkley and Mr. Frankel spoke about the White House press corps, their relationship with various presidents, and how the relationship had changed with advances in technology and a 24…

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