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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

    301 views
  • 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…

    311 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    110 views
  • 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…

    108 views
  • 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…

    165 views
  • 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…

    199 views
  • 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…

    193 views
  • 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…

    258 views
  • 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…

    184 views
  • African American Women in the Republican Party
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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
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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…

    74 views
  • French Influence on 1790s Philadelphia
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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…

    306 views
  • 20th Century Mexican Immigration to the United States
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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…

    196 views
  • American Socialism
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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…

    392 views
  • Global Economy and the Great Depression
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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,…

    221 views
  • National Historic Preservation Act
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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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