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  • emMedical Service in the Invasion of Normandyem
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    Medical Service in the Invasion of Normandy

    This U.S. Army film details the logistics involved in treating wounded soldiers in the field, and in hospitals in England, during and after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. From…

  • emDistant Drummer A Movable Sceneem
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    Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene

    Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film…

  • Civil War Weaponry
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    Civil War Weaponry

    Guilford Technical Community College Professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry and shared artifacts such as muskets, carbines, and revolvers. He described technological…

  • Public Opinion Radio and Entry into World War II
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    Public Opinion, Radio and Entry into World War II

    Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio as a national media, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. He outlined the…

  • Economic Policies of the Confederacy
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    Economic Policies of the Confederacy

    University of North Carolina at Pembroke Professor Jamie Martinez taught a class about the Confederacy’s economic policies during the Civil War. She explained how a pre-war focus on cotton…

  • John Ray Proctor Discusses Playwrght August Wilson and emFencesem
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    Playwright August Wilson and Fences

    Tulane University professor John “Ray” Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences.

  • Early 1800s Abolition and ProSlavery Movements
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    Early 1800s Abolition and Pro-Slavery Movements

    University of Alabama Professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. He highlighted the way that both sides used printing presses and…

  • David Kilcullen Discusses emThe Dragons and the Snakesem
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    The Dragons and the Snakes

    David Kilcullen, former counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, looked at the ways hostile forces have adapted to the ways the U.S. fights wars.

  • emTower of Skullsem
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    Tower of Skulls

    Historian Richard Frank provided the first of a multi-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, from 1937-1942.

  • Confederate Cavalryman Thomas Wallace Colley
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    Confederate Cavalryman Thomas Wallace Colley

    Historian Michael Shaffer looked at the life of Thomas Wallace Colley, who served in the Confederate 1st Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Using Colley’s voluminous journal entries and letters,…

  • Serena Zabin Discusses emThe Boston Massacreem
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    The Boston Massacre

    History Professor Serena Zabin provided a history of the 1770 Boston Massacre.

  • emThe Better Angelsem
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    The Better Angels

    Author Robert Plumb looked at how Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Julia Ward Howe had an impact on the Civil War.

  • Insights from a Civil War Historian
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    Insights from a Civil War Historian

    William “Jack” Davis offered his insights as a Civil War historian and explained how historiography has evolved from the late-20th century to the present. He talked about the lessons he has learned…

  • Confederate General Hoods Texas Brigade
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    Confederate General Hood's Texas Brigade

    Susannah Ural, author of Hood’s Texas Brigade, talked about success of this Confederate unit despite high casualties at the Battle of Antietam. She outlined the influences that shaped the…

  • The Girl in the Picture Remembering Vietnam
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    The Girl in the Picture, Remembering Vietnam

    Author Mark Bowden and jazz composer Hannibal Lokumbe joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Kim Phuc at the National Constitution Center to discuss the legacy of the Vietnam War in an event titled, “The…

  • emFlu The Great Influenza Pandemicem
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    Flu: The Great Influenza Pandemic

    Gina Kolata discussed her book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The author pieced…

  • Harriet Tubman and Womens Suffrage
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    Harriet Tubman and Women's Suffrage

    Harriet Tubman is celebrated for her work as an abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor, and Union Army scout during the Civil War. Karen Hill of the Harriet Tubman House talked about…

  • Politics of American Dueling
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    Politics of American Dueling

    Historian Joanne Freeman talked about the logic behind the American dueling culture before and after the Civil War. She described the “Code of Honor” that led to dueling and explains the…

  • American Military in the Revolutionary War
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    American Military in the Revolutionary War

    Baylor University Professor Julie Anne Sweet taught a class on the American military during the Revolutionary War, including a look at the equipment and capabilities of both the Continental…

  • Women During World War II
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    Women During World War II

    Texas Woman’s University Professor Katherine Landdeck taught a class about the ways American women contributed to the World War II effort. She detailed the expectations for women on the…

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