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  • emThe Womans Hourem
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    The Woman's Hour

    Elaine Weiss recalled the women’s suffrage movement’s efforts to promote the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which would allow women the right to vote.

    637 views
  • Events and Legacy of 1967 in America
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    Events and Legacy of 1967 in America

    Author Victor Brooks talked about his book, 1967: The Year of Fire and Ice. Mr. Brooks focused on rapid changes in popular culture, the problems of the generation gap, and the growing…

    189 views
  • Protecting Americas Historical Documents
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    Protecting America's Historical Documents

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address.

    203 views
  • Organized Crime in the South in the 1950s
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    Organized Crime in the South in the 1950s

    Professor Tammy Ingram talked about her book, The Wickedest City in America: Sex, Race, and Organized Crime in the Jim Crow South. In her book, she looks at the Senate Special Committee to…

    1,282 views
  • emOn the Campaign Trail The Long Road of Presidential Politics 18602004em
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    On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004

    Mr. Schoen talked about his book On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004, published by Regan Books. He discussed the images and memorabilia that have…

    278 views
  • Presidential Elections in the Twentieth Century
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    Presidential Elections in the Twentieth Century

    Professor Margaret O’Mara talked about her book, Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century. She spoke about the elections of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow…

    492 views
  • Pioneer Life in 19th Century Wisconsin
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    Pioneer Life in 19th Century Wisconsin

    Kathleen Ernst, author of A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons, described a year in the life of 19th century immigrants in rural Wisconsin. In her book, Ms. Ernst uses…

    575 views
  • Harlow Giles Unger on emHenry Clayem
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    Henry Clay

    Harlow Giles Unger talked about his book, Henry Clay: America’s Greatest Statesman.

    1,059 views
  • Joe Urschel on emThe Year of Fearem
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    The Year of Fear

    Joe Urschel talked about his book The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That Changed the Nation, in which he recalls the failed kidnapping attempt of an Oklahoma oilman in 1933 by George…

    990 views
  • Arthur Downey on emThe Creole Affairem
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    Slave Rebellion of 1841

    Arthur Downey, author of The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebelllion that Led the U.S. and Great Britain to the Brink of War, detailed the incident and the legal and diplomatic battle that…

    631 views
  • Discussion on Womens Suffrage and the Temperance Movement
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    Women's Suffrage and the Temperance Movement

    Panelists talked about how the late 19th and early 20th century temperance and suffrage movements complemented each other and led to increased economic, social, and political activity by…

    859 views
  • Building the Statue of Liberty
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    Building the Statue of Liberty

    Author Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her book, Liberty’s Torch: The Greatest Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, in which she looks at the challenges faced by French sculptor…

    943 views
  • 1953 Documentary emYour National Archivesem
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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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  • 1940 Documentary emWashington Parade The Archivesem
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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

    385 views
  • History of Paper
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    History of Paper

    Journalist Nicholas Basbanes talked about his book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. In his book he discusses the origin of paper in China, and explores how…

    498 views
  • Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
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    Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole

    Author Sheldon Bart talked about aviator Richard Byrd, whose famous flight to the North Pole remains controversial. In 1926, American aviator Richard Byrd attempted to become the first man to fly over…

    769 views
  • Photographs of the Great Depression
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    Photographs of the Great Depression

    Dan Younger spoke about the impact of historical photographs on the legacy of the Great Depression and how photographs can function as historical markers. He also responded to questions…

    1,053 views
  • National Womans Party Use of Visual Propoganda
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    National Woman's Party Use of Visual Propoganda

    A panel discussion was held to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the certification on August 26, 1920, of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote. The panelists discussed the National…

    644 views
  • Inside the Archivists Office
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    Inside the Archivist's Office

    Archivist of the United States David Ferriero showed some of his favorite documents from the holdings of the National Archives. They showed the range and depth of the national holdings,…

    540 views
  • Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour
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    Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, grave site of President James Buchanan and his home,…

    593 views
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