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    Native Americans and Europeans in the Great Lakes Region

    Professor Susan Sleeper-Smith talked about 17th century Native American and European interactions in the Great Lakes region. She spoke about migration patterns, intermarriage, and…

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    National Park Service Centennial

    Former National Park Service director Robert Stanton and others spoke about the agency’s origins and its current challenges. The National Park Service was created in 1916 and celebrates its…

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    African American Women in the Republican Party

    Professor Leah Wright Rigueur talked about the motives of African American women who were active members of the Republican Party from the 1960s to the present. Ms. Rigueur was interviewed…

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    Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink

    Professor Judy Wu talked about the life and career of Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (D-HI). She was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American Historians in…

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    French Influence on 1790s Philadelphia

    Professor Francois Furstenberg talked about five aristocrats who fled the French Revolution in the early 1790s and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He spoke about French influence on…

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    20th Century Mexican Immigration to the United States

    Professor Ana Minian talked about Mexican migration to the United States during the 20th century. Professor Minian was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American…

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    American Socialism

    Professor Jeffrey Johnson talked about the rise and decline of socialism’s popularity in America. Professor Johnson was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American…

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    Global Economy and the Great Depression

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the state of the global economy after the Wall Street crash of 1929. He’s the author of The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression,…

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    National Historic Preservation Act

    Professor Max Page talked about the origins of the National Historic Preservation Act and the future of historic preservation in America. The National Historic Preservation Act was passed…

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    Religion in 20th Century New York City

    Jon Butler talked about religion in 20th century New York City and the persistent misconceptions on the subject. Professor Butler is president of the Organization of American Historians and was…

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    John Birch Society

    Professor Darren Mulloy talked about the rise and decline of the John Birch Society, a conservative advocacy group organized in the late 1950s. He was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the…

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    Historians as Leaders

    University and nonprofit presidents who were historians by training talked about their transitions into leadership positions and how their history backgrounds helped them in their roles as executives.…

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    Worst Presidents in American History

    Panelists talked about some of the least popular, least successful, and most forgotten presidents in American history. They began by discussing what makes for a bad president, and then offered nominees for the title of…

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    Equal Rights Amendment

    Chelsea Griffis talked about how conservative women reacted to the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Ms. Griffis was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the…

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    American Citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Japanese-American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the…

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    Sand Creek Massacre

    Ari Kelman and Alexa Roberts talked about the 1864 attack on Native Americans in the Colorado Territory and its aftermath. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015…

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    Gossip in American History

    Kathleen Feeley and Jennifer Frost talked about how private conversation became public and often influenced events and opinions throughout American history. They were interviewed at the…

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    Black Women and Early 1900s University Life

    Treva Lindsey talked about black women and early 1900s university life, including at Washington, D.C.'s, Howard University.

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    Hemp Growing in the U.S.

    Christopher Abernathy talked about how, why, and where hemp has been grown in the U.S. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in St. Louis,…

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    Women in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics

    Kendra Gage talked about the first Olympics held in the United States and the state of female athletics at the turn of the 20th century. She was interviewed at the Organization of American…

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