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  • Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed talked about Thomas Jefferson and his relationship with the enslaved Hemings family, whom he owned. She focused on Sally Hemings, with whom Jefferson supposedly had six children.…

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  • Hawaii and Queen Liliuokalani
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    Hawaii and Queen Liliuokalani

    James Haley, author of Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii, talked about the life of musician, composer, and author Liliuokalani, the last Queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Mr. Haley also told…

    728 views
  • Harriet Tubmans Life and Legacy
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    Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy

    Catherine Clinton talked about her book, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. She spoke about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery, her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and…

    509 views
  • 19th Century Chinese Immigration
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    19th Century Chinese Immigration

    Professor Krystyn Moon talked about anti-immigration laws in the 19th century, focusing on Chinese immigrants. She described how an influx of Chinese immigrants on the West Coast during the…

    504 views
  • Historical Portrayals of Nat Turner
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    Historical Portrayals of Nat Turner

    Kenneth S. Greenberg talked about historical portrayals of Nat Turner, the African American leader of an 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia. He spoke about the competing accounts of Turner’s…

    309 views
  • William Tecumseh Sherman
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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    Robert O’Connell talked about his book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman. In his book, Mr. O’Connell describes General Sherman’s life as “a rollercoaster,” and discusses the…

    930 views
  • Civil War History and the Film emGone With the Windem
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    Civil War History and the Film Gone With the Wind

    Jeffrey McClurken talked about the 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind,” looking at it as a source on southern culture during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and reflective of the Depression…

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  • Portraits of James Monroe
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    Portraits of James Monroe

    Daniel Preston, editor of The Papers of James Monroe, presented paintings of the fifth president of the United States, including those done painted President Monroe’s life. The Papers of James…

    585 views
  • Historic Preservation of Mary Washington House
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    Historic Preservation of Mary Washington House

    University of Mary Washington professor Michael Spencer talked about the historic preservation efforts that Mary Washington House has undergone in the past century. He also talked about…

    365 views
  • Battle of Fredericksburg Leaders and Commanders
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    Battle of Fredericksburg Leaders and Commanders

    From the Battle of Fredericksburg 150th Anniversary event, historian Frank O’Reilly discussed the decisions made by leaders and commanders involved. Co-sponsored by the National Park…

    755 views
  • The Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg
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    The Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg

    From the Battle of Fredericksburg 150th Anniversary event, history professor Susannah Ural talks about the Irish Brigade’s role in the battle. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the…

    762 views
  • Battle of Fredericksburg
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    Battle of Fredericksburg

    Author and University of Alabama history professor George Rable talked about the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. He placed the battle in the context of the war, and talked about its…

    943 views
  • James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
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    James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

    Mr. Smith spoke about how the fifth president, James Monroe, who served from 1817 to 1825, and John Quincy Adams, his secretary of state, reshaped U.S. nationalism during the period. He…

    498 views
  • Public Service and Peacemaking
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    Public Service and Peacemaking

    Mr. McCarthy talked about the value of public service emphasizing its educational value and how it aids in personal growth. He also talked about women peacemakers and advocated that…

    106 views
  • A Space Odyssey Past Present and Future
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    A Space Odyssey: Past, Present and Future

    The panelists discussed the history of the space program from the Mercury mission to present day shuttle flights. They also discussed the preparation of satellites and space stations in…

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