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  • Supreme Court Justices PreCivil War and Slavery
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    Supreme Court Justices Pre-Civil War and Slavery

    Legal historian, college president, and author Paul Finkelman gave a talk on three of the most influential Pre-Civil War era Supreme Court Justices; Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, Associate…

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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.

  • Civil WarEra Women in the Federal Workforce
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    Civil War-Era Women in the Federal Workforce

    Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the types of jobs they did,…

  • Clifford K Berryman Political Cartoons
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    Clifford K. Berryman Political Cartoons

    The National Archives Center for Legislative Archives in Washington, D.C., houses Clifford K. Berryman’s political cartoons from the early 20th century. His work is still relevant 100 years later…

  • emJeffersons Daughtersem
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    Jefferson's Daughters

    Villanova University history professor, Catherine Kerrison, explored the lives of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters, Martha and Maria Jefferson, as well as Harriet Hemings, born into slavery at…

  • Former Congressmen and Wives Discuss Living in the Public Eye
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    Congressional Families and Public Service

    Representatives Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Donald Manzullo (R-IL) and their wives talked about their experiences in public service and living in the public eye. The two families shared the…

  • Amy Shively Hawk Discusses emSix Years in the Hanoi Hiltonem
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    Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

    Amy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967. Ms. Shively is the author of Six…

  • Hagel Brothers Reflect on Vietnam War Experiences
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    Chuck and Tom Hagel on the Vietnam War

    Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his brother, Tom, served side by side during the Vietnam War. Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger interviewed the two brothers, who are the focus of…

  • Remembering Vietnam Tour
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    "Remembering Vietnam" Tour

    American History TV toured the National Archives exhibit “Remembering Vietnam,” the first comprehensive display there on the war. Vietnam War veteran and Archivist of the United States…

  • 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…

  • Vietnam Wars Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary
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    Vietnam War's Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary

    A panel of historians looked back 50 years at the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, which started on January 30, 1968 as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces attacking more than 100 cities,…

  • Lessons Learned and Ignored from the Vietnam War
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    Lessons Learned and Ignored from the Vietnam War

    Two former members of congress and two Vietnam War veterans discussed the topic, “Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored.” The National Archives and the U.S. Association of Former…

  • Vietnam War TV Coverage
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    Vietnam War TV Coverage

    Journalists who covered the Vietnam War discussed the challenges they faced, their work conditions, TV network competition, and their relationships with military officers and soldiers.…

  • Vietnam War Helicopters
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    Vietnam War Helicopters

    Members of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association talked about the helicopter’s role during the Vietnam War. The National Archives hosted this event in conjunction with the opening of…

  • National Archives Display of Vietnam WarEra Helicopters
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    National Archives Display of Vietnam War-Era Helicopters

    Pilots talked about their experiences flying Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. Three of these helicopters were on display outside the National Archives' just-opened, first-ever…

  • Discussion on the Kennedy Assassination Records
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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the assassination of…

  • emThe First Fighters in New Guinea 19421944em
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    The First Fighters in New Guinea, 1942-1944

    Between 1942 and 1944, U.S. Army engineer Lieutenant Colonel Ken Gerrish recorded a series of 16mm color films to document his World War II service in Papua New Guinea. The film shows…

  • World War II Films of the First Motion Picture Unit
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    World War II Films of the First Motion Picture Unit

    National Archives motion picture preservation specialists Audrey Amidon and Heidi Holmstrom showed clips from World War II films produced by the Army Air Corps' First Motion Picture Unit.…

  • US and Britain Artillery Production 194143
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    U.S. and Britain Artillery Production 1941-43

    Historian James Holland talked about American and British artillery production between 1941 and 1943, after German forces invaded Soviet territory. He is the author of several books on…

  • Donna Lowery Discusses emWomen Vietnam Veteransem
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    Women Vietnam Veterans

    Vietnam veteran Donna Lowery, author of Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Story, talked about women who served in the military during the Vietnam War. The National Archives hosted this event in…

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