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  • Politics of American Dueling
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    Politics of American Dueling

    Historian Joanne Freeman talked about the logic behind the American dueling culture before and after the Civil War. She described the “Code of Honor” that led to dueling and explains the…

  • Benedict Arnold
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    Benedict Arnold

    Law professor and author Joyce Lee Malcolm discussed Benedict Arnold’s triumphs as an American army general in the Revolutionary War and questioned whether his legacy as a notorious…

  • Women and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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    Women and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Science writer Nathalia Holt gave an illustrated talk about women mathematicians and engineers known as “human computers” who were recruited in the 1940s and 1950s to work at the Jet…

  • Women and Computers
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    Women and Computers

    Claire Evans is the author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. She discussed the extensive 20th century contributions of women to the development of computer…

  • William Tecumseh Sherman
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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    Robert O’Connell talked about his book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman. In his book, Mr. O’Connell describes General Sherman’s life as “a rollercoaster,” and discusses the…