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    Women in Colonial America

    Up next, Cornell University History professor Mary Beth Norton discusses women’s roles in colonial America. She argues that there were elite and influential women, but that they are often…

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    Violence in the Pre-Civil War Congress

    Yale history professor Joanne Freeman and University of Chicago political science professor William Howell are interviewed about acts of violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the…

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    Economic Crisis in American History

    An interview with historians Jessica Lepler of the University of New Hampshire and Alice O’Connor of the University of California Santa Barbara from the Milwaukee meeting of the…

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    Civil Rights and Oral History

    Tom Ikeda of the Japanese American Legacy Project and Jasmine Alinder of the March on Milwaukee digital history project are interviewed at the Organization of American Historians meeting in…

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    History of Birth Control in America

    Up next, at the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee, New York University Professor Linda Gordon discusses birth control in America. She argues that birth control in the U.S.…

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    Politics and Newspapers in the Early Republic

    University of Missouri history professor Jeffrey Pasley discussed his work as an author, teacher, blogger, and former political speechwriter. Mr. Pasley is the author and editor of several…

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    Paul Finkelman on 19th Century Slave Trade

    Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman spoke about the practice of kidnapping freemen from the North and sending them South during the 19th century. He also discussed the wide-spread…

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    War of 1812 in History and Memory

    History professors Alan Taylor and Nicole Eustace are interviewed about the significance and legacy of what Professor Taylor called “The Civil War of 1812” in his Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    Historical Interpretation by the National Park Service

    An interview with Chief Historian of the National Park Service Robert Sutton. He discusses how his organization is telling history in new ways by including more information about civilians…

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    The Environment in American History

    History professors Mark Fiege of Colorado State University and William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin-Madison are interviewed about studying American history by examining the…

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    100th Anniversary of the Election of 1912

    Georgetown history professor Michael Kazin and director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center Khalil Muhammad were interviewed about the significance of the election that had…

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    Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history professor Eric Foner, and University of Iowa history professor Linda Kerber discuss the 14th amendment…

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