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  • em1941em
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    1941

    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

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  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

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  • emPromoting the War Effortem
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    Promoting the War Effort

    Mordecai Lee, governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recounted the U.S. government’s public relations efforts to promote the American entry into World War…

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  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    Former national security official Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

    318 views
  • emThe Presidents and the Pastimeem
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    The Presidents and the Pastime

    Former presidential speech writer Curt Smith provided a history on the relationship between U.S. presidents and baseball.

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  • emNursing Civil Rightsem
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    Nursing Civil Rights

    Spelman College history professor Charissa Threat looked at the different struggles that African American women and white men faced in breaking into the Army Nurse Corps.

    247 views
  • emA Blueprint for Warem
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    A Blueprint for War

    Susan Dunn, humanities professor at Williams College, recounted FDR’s efforts to ready America militarily for World War II.

    628 views
  • emThe WPAem
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    The WPA

    Sandra Opdycke of Vassar College’s Institute for Innovation in Social Policy provided a history of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which gave employment to 8 million Americans…

    368 views
  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

    727 views
  • emThis Day in Presidential Historyem
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    This Day in Presidential History

    White House reporter Paul Brandus offered a history of the presidency through anecdotes for each day of the year.

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  • emThe Last 100 Daysem
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    The Last 100 Days

    David Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute reported on the last 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and presidency.

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  • Franklin D Roosevelts New Deal
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

    The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great…

    713 views
  • Japanese American Internment
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    Japanese American Internment

    Greg Robinson talked about the conflict between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt over Executive Order 9066. President Roosevelt signed the document, which…

    325 views
  • emThe Presidents Kitchen Cabinetem
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    The President's Kitchen Cabinet

    Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he…

    637 views
  • emThe Gatekeeperem
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    The Gatekeeper

    Kathyrn Smith talked about her book The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, in which she looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy”…

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  • emHis Final Battleem
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    His Final Battle

    Joseph Lelyveld talked about his book His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt, in which he looks at the final months of the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He spoke…

    831 views
  • emElliott and Eleanor Rooseveltem
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    Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt

    Geraldine Hawkins talked about her book Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age, in which she recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father…

    852 views
  • emThe Last Goodnightem
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    The Last Goodnight

    Howard Blum talked about his book The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal, in which he recalls the life of American debutante turned spy Betty Pack.…

    889 views
  • Franklin D Roosevelts Wartime Rhetoric
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Wartime Rhetoric

    Professor Mary Stuckey spoke with Paul Sparrow about President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his use of language to bolster his World War II policies and strategies. During the event, footage was shown of…

    487 views
  • Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2016, members of the Roosevelt Institute and the presidential library system spoke about…

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