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  • Eleanor Roosevelts Relationship With Her Father
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Relationship With Her Father

    Eric Burns talked about his book, Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life. The future first lady’s father was Elliott, Theodore…

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  • World War I New York City
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    World War I New York City

    Kevin Fitzpatrick talked about World War I New York City. He is the author of World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War.

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  • Divisions in Modern Womens Movement
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    Divisions in Modern Women's Movement

    Marjorie Spruill talked about her book Divided We Stand, in which she chronicles the development of competing liberal and conservative factions in the women’s movement from the late-1970s…

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  • Women of the White House
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    Women of the White House

    Presidential historians talked about some of the country’s most influential first ladies, their relationships with their spouses, and the difficulties they faced in the White House. They…

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  • New York City During the Civil War
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    New York City During the Civil War

    Historians talked aboiut New York City during the Civil War, emphasizing residents' divided loyalties despite being in a Union state. They gave examples of the city’s southern economic ties as…

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  • emChurchill Roosevelt  Companyem
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    Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

    Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft, on the parallel lives of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President…

    419 views
  • Career of General George Marshall
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    Career of General George Marshall

    Josiah Bunting talked about the career of General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army chief of staff who oversaw Allied strategy during World War II. He also served as Secretary of State and…

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  • Washington and Hamilton
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    Washington and Hamilton

    Historians talked about the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. They spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton’s Federalist Party platform and how…

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  • Assessing 20th Century Presidents
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    Assessing 20th Century Presidents

    William Leuchtenburg talked about the effectiveness and legacies of 20th century president. Professor Leuchtenburg is the author of The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill…

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  • Jewish American History and AntiSemitism
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    Jewish American History and Anti-Semitism

    Abraham Foxman and Thane Rosenbaum talked about the history of Judiasm and anti-semitism in modern America, including the Leo Frank murder trial, the Rosenberg espionage trial and…

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  • Legacy of Reconstruction
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    Legacy of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the legacy of Reconstruction. They speculated on Abraham Lincoln’s plans for the post-Civil War period had he not been assassinated, and they discussed…

    884 views
  • 1863 Chattanooga Campaign
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    1863 Chattanooga Campaign

    Historians talked about the Civil War’s Chattanooga Campaign, which took place in the fall of 1863 and resulted in Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant breaking through a Confederate…

    683 views
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
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    The Brooklyn Bridge

    Barry Lewis talked about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was built in the 1870s. Mr. Lewis spoke about at why Manhattan needed the bridge and how transportation through the…

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  • George C Marshalls World War II Strategy
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    George C. Marshall's World War II Strategy

    Professor Andrew Roberts talked about General George C. Marshall’s role in America’s World War II victories. He argued that General Marshall’s skills as a strategist transformed the U.S.…

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  • emWhen General Grant Expelled the Jewsem
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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…

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  • John Quincy Adams Debate
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    John Quincy Adams Debate

    James Traub, author of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, and historian and columnist Robert Kagan debated the question, “Was John Quincy Adams a realist?”

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  • Celebrating Lincolns Gettysburg Address
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    Celebrating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Carla Knorowski, editor of Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, reads passages from the book, including writings by former President Jimmy Carter, former…

    388 views
  • Alexander Hamilton and the MorrisJumel Mansion
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    Alexander Hamilton and the Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Carol Ward talked about the historical ties between Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Ms. Ward also talked about the connection between the site and the musical…

    570 views
  • Theodore Roosevelt and His Children
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    Theodore Roosevelt and His Children

    Eric Burns talked about his book, The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt. In his book, Mr. Burns explores the relationships Theodore Roosevelt had with his…

    336 views
  • Lincolns Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment
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    Lincoln's Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment

    Daniel Crofts talked about his book, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union. In his book, he describes how in 1861, Lincoln…

    715 views
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