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  • Frank Rizzo and White WorkingClass Voters
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    Frank Rizzo and White Working-Class Voters

    In this interview recorded at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Sacramento, California, professor Timothy Lombardo of the University of South Alabama discussed former…

  • Henry Kissingers Foreign Policy
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    Henry Kissinger's Foreign Policy

    Henry Kissinger was secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford. American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in Sacramento, California, where we…

  • California and the Nation
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    California and the Nation

    Three California based historians talked about issues from the past and the present including citizenship rights and economic inequalities in California and throughout America. They also…

  • Log Cabin Republicans
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    Log Cabin Republicans

    Historian Clayton Howard talked about the Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative group founded in the 1970s to advocate for LGBT equality within the party. He was interviewed at the…

  • The National Road
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    The National Road

    Historian Hilary Miller talked about about the National Road, the first federally-funded highway in the U.S., and how it united the east coast and the frontier. She was interviewed at the…

  • African American Soldiers During World War I
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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

  • Legacy of Slavery at Universities
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    Legacy of Slavery at Universities

    Historian Leslie Harris talked about African American access to higher education in the 20th century. and the relationship between slavery and colleges and universities.

  • 19th Century Irish Immigration
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    19th Century Irish Immigration

    Historian Hidetaka Hirota talked about his book on Irish immigration, Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy. This…

  • Syrian Immigrants During World War I
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    Syrian Immigrants During World War I

    Historian Stacy Farenthold talked about about why Syrians immigrated to the U.S. during the first World War and what they did once they arrived. This interview took place at the…

  • Woodrow Wilsons Legacy
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    Woodrow Wilson's Legacy

    Historians talked about President Woodrow Wilson’s legacy, diplomatic skills, views on imperialism, and the tension between Wilson’s progressive ideas and his opposition to civil rights.…

  • Rise of the MilitaryIndustrial Complex
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    Rise of the Military-Industrial Complex

    Kate Epstein talked about about the history of the relationship between the U.S. military and the private sector. The interview focuses on Epstein’s book, Torpedo: Inventing the…

  • Rockefeller Family Philanthropy
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    Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

    Historian Barbara Shubinski talked about about how the Rockefeller’s philanthropic mission started as well as what the foundation does today. Ms. Shubinski was interviewed at the…

  • Historians in the Court
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    Historians in the Court

    Historians talked about their roles as experts for court cases on subjects such as abortion, Native American treaties, gay rights, and affirmative action. They also spoke about how the…

  • 1967 Detroit Rebellion
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    1967 Detroit Rebellion

    Panelists talked about different aspects of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. The Detroit Rebellion, also known as 12th Street Riot, began on July 23, 1967 following a police raid on an…

  • 1967 Detroit Rebellion Introduction
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    1967 Detroit Rebellion, Introduction

    Professor Emeritus Beth Bates talked about about how the 1967 Detroit rebellion began. The Detroit Rebellion, also known as 12th Street Riot, began on July 23, 1967, following a police raid…

  • George Washingtons Cabinet
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    George Washington's Cabinet

    Historian Lindsay Chervinsky talked about how and why George Washington formed his presidential cabinet. She also spoke about how the American cabinet system differed from the British…

  • History of Newspaper Boys
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    History of Newspaper Boys

    Historian Vincent DiGirolamo talked about about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. This interview took place at…

  • Privacy in Modern America
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    Privacy in Modern America

    Historians talked about the history of people’s rights to privacy and explore the tensions between privacy, freedom of the press, convenience, and national security. They also discussed how…

  • Native Americans and Europeans in the Great Lakes Region
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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…

  • National Park Service Centennial
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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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