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    New Jersey State Library Rare Books

    Deborah Mercer showcased some of the rare items held by the New Jersey State Library, including a broadside from William Franklin, New Jersey’s last royal governor. As the official repository of state government,…

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    Crossroads of the Revolution

    William Kidder talked about his book Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783, in which he argues that Trenton, New Jersey, played a large role in the years during the Revolutionary War and is…

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    Roebling Company and Building Trenton

    Varissa McMickens Blair explained how German-born engineer John A. Roebling pioneered the design that made it possible to build some of America’s most iconic bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New…

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    New Jersey State Capitol

    David April gave a tour of the New Jersey State Capitol, highlighting the Rotunda, Governor’s office, and legislative chambers. The New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest…

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    William Trent House

    Samantha Luft explained the William Trent House’s nearly 300 year history. The William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from Philadelphia, built the house in…

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    Old Barracks Museum

    Lauren Ronaghan gave a tour of the Old Barracks and explained the lives of the British, Hessian, and American soldiers who once lived there. The Old Barracks are the oldest remaining military barracks in New…

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    Battle of Trenton

    Historian Ralph Siegel talked about the Battle of Trenton and toured the battlefield in downtown Trenton, New Jersey. The Battle of Trenton marked a turning point for American troops early in the…

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    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Clay Craighead described General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware that began his surprise assault on Trenton. General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on…

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    Trenton, New Jersey, Driving Tour

    John Hatch gave a tour of the city of Trenton, New Jersey, and highlighted some of its most historic locations. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities…

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    American History TV in Trenton, New Jersey

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Trenton, New Jersey, from April 15-21 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Trenton Free Public Library

    Patricia Hall gave a tour of the Trenton Free Public Library and showcased some rare items in its archives. Founded in 1750, the Trenton Free Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in New Jersey. It…

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    Liking Ike

    David Blake talked about his book Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics, in which he looks at the role played by celebrity and advertising during the Eisenhower campaign and…

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    Fear Was My Only Weapon

    Dennis Papp talked about his book Fear Was My Only Weapon: Can a personnel clerk maintain his sanity and survive Vietnam when he’s forbidden to have any bullets for his M16?, in which he recounts the time he…

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    Borderline Citizens

    Robert McGreevey talked about his book Borderline Citizens: The US, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Law and Migration, 1998-1948, in which he examines some of the challenges the people of Puerto…

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    The Roebling Legacy

    Clifford Zink talked about his book The Roebling Legacy, in which he recounts the history of the Roebling family and its role in the industrial revolution in Trenton, New Jersey. The man behind the…

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    Book TV in Trenton, New Jersey

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Trenton, New Jersey, from April 15-21 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Book TV in Charlottesville, Virginia

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Charlottesville, Virginia, from March 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    American History TV in Chico, California

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Chico, California, from March 4-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the…

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    Shasta County Library Indian Collection

    Elizabeth Kelley highlighted rare cultural materials from the California Indian Library Collections and shared the history of California’s Native Americans. The collections feature Indian tribal history from…

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    Shasta County Library Boggs Collections

    Elizabeth Kelley highlighted rare items featured in the Shasta Public Libraries Mae Helene Boggs Collection and talked about how the materials help tell the history of Shasta County. C-SPAN’s Local…

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