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  • Truman and Pendergast Political Machine
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    Truman and Pendergast Political Machine

    Historian Jon Taylor discussed the political alliance between Harry Truman and Kansas City political kingpin Tom Pendergast in the early 1930s. Pendergast became a significant figure…

    147 views
  • World War II Siege of Budapest
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    World War II Siege of Budapest

    Military historian Sean Kalic talked about the significance of the World War II Siege of Budapest, Hungary. The Soviet Red Army and Romanian Army encircled the city trapping about about…

    213 views
  • Early Ranching and Cattle Driving
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    Early Ranching and Cattle Driving

    Jim Gray, rancher and cowboy historian, talked about the development of cattle driving and ranching in the 19th century. Mr. Gray discussed the impact of the railroad and other historic…

    200 views
  • Recollections of a Tuskegee Airman
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    Recollections of a Tuskegee Airman

    Jeremy Paul Amick, author of Together As One: Legacy of James Shipley, World War II Tuskegee Airman, joined the subject of his book, now a 94-year-old veteran, to talk about his wartime…

    330 views
  • African Americans in Missouri
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    African Americans in Missouri

    Gary Kremer, executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri discussed his book, Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. The book traces the Missouri history…

    222 views
  • emThe Gifted Generationem
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    The Gifted Generation

    Professor David Goldfield talked about his book The Gifted Generation, in which he reports on how federal legislation following World War II affected the lives of Americans, from housing…

    672 views
  • History of the Kansas City Mafia
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    History of the Kansas City Mafia

    Retired FBI agent William Ouseley spoke with Kansas City Public Broadcasting editor Jonathan Bender for an illustrated discussion of the city’s gangland past, and a look at a newly…

    503 views
  • emPresident McKinleyem
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    President McKinley

    Robert Merry, former CEO of Congressional Quarterly, recalled the presidency of William McKinley.

    614 views
  • emKillers of the Flower Moonem
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    Killers of the Flower Moon

    David Grann talked about his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, in which he recalls the murders of members of the Osage Indian nation in the 1920s.…

    1,904 views
  • History of the American Cowboy
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    History of the American Cowboy

    Michael Grauer talked about the history and origin of the American cowboy. He spoke about the common myths and misconceptions caused by the iconic cowboy image portrayed in Hollywood movies…

    1,281 views
  • Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans
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    Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans

    A panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discussed their experiences during the war. This event was hosted by the…

    604 views
  • Abraham Lincoln John Quincy Adams and Slavery
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    Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and Slavery

    Fred Kaplan outlined how the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, confronted the political dilemmas of slavery from colonization…

    581 views
  • Late 19th Century Violence in the Ozarks
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    Late 19th Century Violence in the Ozarks

    Larry Wood, author of Ozarks Gunfights and Other Notorious Incidents, shared the area’s violent history. He talked about feuding groups and infamous criminals from Wild Bill Hickok to…

    263 views
  • emMapp v Ohioem
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    Mapp v. Ohio

    Professor Carolyn Long talked about her book, Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, in which she discusses the Supreme Court decision Mapp v. Ohio, in which the…

    1,466 views
  • David Nichols Discusses emIke and McCarthyem
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    Ike and McCarthy

    David Nichols talked about his book Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy, in which he recalls the contentious relationship between President Dwight…

    807 views
  • US Military in China
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    U.S. Military in China

    Military historian Geoff Babb talked about the U.S. military’s relationship with China, beginning in the late 18th century and through the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

    565 views
  • Hate Speech and Censorship in America
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    Hate Speech and Censorship in America

    Alison Kibler talked about the history of hate speech and censorship in America. She spoke about images of Irish Americans and African Americans used in popular culture as well as the…

    654 views
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
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    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Harry Laver talked about George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River to surprise and ultimately defeat Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. He described the…

    399 views
  • 1955 Emmett Till Murder Case
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    1955 Emmett Till Murder Case

    Devery Anderson talked about his book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. He spoke with Kansas City Public Library director Crosby…

    856 views
  • 1945 Potsdam Conference
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    1945 Potsdam Conference

    Michael Neiberg talked about his book, Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. In his book, he chronicles the 1945 meeting of Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph…

    701 views
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