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  • emThe Federalist Papersem
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    The Federalist Papers

    Mark Dimunation talked about The Federalist Papers. The collection of 85 essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were written in 1787-88 to encourage the states to ratify the United…

  • emThe Supreme Courtem
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    The Supreme Court

    A panel discussion was held on the current U.S. Supreme Court to coincide with the release of the book The Supreme Court: A C-SPAN Book, Featuring the Justices in Their Own Words…

  • emTories Fighting for the King in Americas First Civil Warem
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    Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

    Thomas Allen presents a history of American Tories during the American Revolution, self-proclaimed Loyalists to the British crown. The author casts the revolution as a civil war that took…

  • First 100 Years of the NAACP
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    First 100 Years of the NAACP

    Panelists talked about the the first 100 years of the NAACP and its future. After the presentations they responded to questions from members of the audience. Patricia Sullivan is the author…

  • emFollowing the Drumem
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    Following the Drum

    Nancy K. Loane talked about her book, Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment. In a book based on a decade of research, she describes some of the women who lived in the…

  • Calvin Coolidge and His Approach to Politics
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    Calvin Coolidge and His Approach to Politics

    Senator Patrick Leahy and Governor Jim Douglas talked about former President Calvin Coolidge’s “civil approach to politics,” and the need for more of his approach in contemporary political debate. President Coolidge’s…

  • emKing of the Lobbyem
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    King of the Lobby

    Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls the political life of Sam Ward who during the mid-19th century was the most powerful lobbyist in Washington, DC.…

  • National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony
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    National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to award the winners of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. The annual contest recognizes “outstanding book collecting efforts by college and university students” and “aims to encourages young collectors to become…

  • emFlight from Monticelloem
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    Flight from Monticello

    Michael Kranish, a reporter in the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe, recounts the ideological and political maturation of Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Kranish examines Jefferson’s election to…