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    African Americans and Civil Rights

    Historians and activists reflected on the historical arc of the civil rights movement.  This discussion was part of a three-day conference called “The Future of the African…

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    Political Partisanship in the U.S.

    Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh talked about the history of political parties and partisanship from the founding era to the 21st century.

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    Gregg v. Georgia and the Death Penalty

    Panelists talked about the history of the death penalty in America and the 1976 Gregg v. Georgia Supreme Court case that affirmed the constitutionality of capital punishment. This was…

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    1916 Election and Foreign Policy

    Historians talked about the 1916 re-election of President Woodrow Wilson and U.S. foreign policy. Topics included America’s relations with Europe, the Caribbean, Central America,…

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    History of Terrorism

    Historians talked about terrorism and the concept of terrorism throughout history. The scholars are all contributors to The Routledge History of Terrorism, a reference book which…

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    Historians as Public Figures

    Panelists talked about the various ways historians are seen as public figures. They recounted their own experiences and discussed the changes in how history is consumed by the…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Understanding the Ferguson Protests

    Historians talked about the history of race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, and methods for teaching about race and protest. They also discussed the historical relationship between…

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    Interpreting Women's History for the Public

    Historians and museum professionals talked about methods and challenges for presenting women’s history to a non-academic audience. Using examples from their own research and…

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    History of Obituaries

    Panelists talked about the history of obituaries, including how obituaries are constructed, who gets an obituary, and what obituaries tell us about our society and our history. This panel…

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    Historians and History Museums

    Historians talk about the work of history museums and whether or not graduate programs are preparing students for careers in both academic and public history. Panelists included…

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    Jessica Elfenbein and John Mckiernan-Gonzalez on Public History

    History Professors Jessica Elfenbein and John Mckiernan-Gonzalez discussed the role of public history. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association…

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    Dana Weiner on 19th Century California Discriminatory Laws

    Historian Dana Weiner talked about her research on California’s 19th century discriminatory “Black Laws.” This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical…

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    Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola on World War I

    Historians Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola talked about the global ramifications of World War I. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association conference…

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    Future of History Museums

    Directors of some the United States' most prominent history museums talked about the experiences and challenges of running their respective institutions. They spoke about the changes…

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    Annessa Stagner on World War I Soldiers

    University of California, Irvine doctoral candidate Annessa Stagner talked about World War I soldiers and shell shock in this interview conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association…

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    Harvey Cohen and Mark Wheeler on Hollywood in the 1930s

    Harvey Cohen and Mark Wheeler talked about Hollywood in the 1930s, as viewed through the prism of both major American political parties.

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    James Percoco and Rob Firmin on Memorial Controversies

    Educator James Percoco and sculptor Rob Firmin talked about memorial controversies in Washington, D.C. This interview took place at the 2014 American Historical Association Conference in…

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    Katherine Scott on Watergate

    Katherine Scott talked about how the Watergate scandal changed the relationship between Congress and the executive branch. This interview took place at the 2014 American Historical…

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    Angela Elder on Confederate Widows

    University of Georgia doctoral candidate Angela Elder talked about her research on the politics of Confederate widowhood. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical…

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