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  • emThe Moralistem
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    The Moralist

    Historian Patricia O’Toole chronicled the political career of President Woodrow Wilson.

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  • 1st Infantry and Operation Desert Storm
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    1st Infantry and Operation Desert Storm

    Army veteran Colonel Gregory Fontenot discussed his book, The 1st Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991. Colonel Fontenot focuses on…

    138 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…

    827 views
  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

    254 views
  • British Investment in US Cattle Industry
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    British Investment in U.S. Cattle Industry

    Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator Michael Grauer described how the British invested in American cattle ranching in the late 19th century. He argued that most major ranches were…

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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…

    278 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…

    274 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…

    344 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…

    382 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…

    268 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…

    690 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…

    789 views
  • emPresident McKinleyem
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    President McKinley

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

    635 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.…

    2,148 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…

    1,510 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…

    620 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…

    283 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…

    1,493 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…

    816 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.

    579 views
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