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  • 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…

    218 views
  • 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…

    1,128 views
  • 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…

    133 views
  • 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…

    468 views
  • 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…

    157 views
  • Chuck and Tom Hagel on the Vietnam War
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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…

    171 views
  • 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…

    239 views
  • 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.…

    148 views
  • Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery
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    Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery

    Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff spoke about their discovery in Sussex, England, of the second known parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence.

    283 views
  • Slavery and American Independence
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    Slavery and American Independence

    The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called,…

    510 views
  • emAgent 110em
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    Agent 110

    Scott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, in which he recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against…

    1,160 views
  • US Women Soldiers During World War I
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    U.S. Women Soldiers During World War I

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about the women who served overseas as telephone operators in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I. She also spoke about how their service affected the…

    508 views
  • Jewish Supreme Court Justices
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    Jewish Supreme Court Justices

    Rabbi David Dalin talked about his book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan - Their Lives and Legacies, in which he chronicles the eight Jewish justices who have served…

    539 views
  • France and Spain During the American Revolution
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    France and Spain During the American Revolution

    Larrie Ferreiro and François Furstenberg talked about France and Spain’s involvement in the American Revolution, arguing that Colonial forces could not withstand the British Army without…

    630 views
  • Slavery Martha Washington and Dolley Madison
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    Slavery, Martha Washington, and Dolley Madison

    Marie Jenkins Schwartz talked about her book, Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. She focused on how founding mothers Martha Washington and Dolley Madison viewed slavery and…

    437 views
  • Presidential Libraries and Museums
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    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    Jodi Kanter talked about how presidential libraries and museums shape a president’s legacy. She is the author of Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from…

    168 views
  • John F Kennedy Centennial
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    John F. Kennedy Centennial

    To mark the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, the National Archives hosted a conversation with his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who are the co-editors…

    457 views
  • Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad
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    Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad

    The Maryland Park Service, together with the National Park Service, recently opened the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To commemorate the opening,…

    309 views
  • emOpening Dayem
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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

    396 views
  • Federal Judges Discuss the Bill of Rights in Modern Times
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    Bill of Rights in Modern Times

    Three federal judges discussed the history of the Bill of Rights and its impact 225 years after ratification on a number of modern issues, including technology, same-sex marriage, free…

    820 views
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