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  • emThe Tango Warem
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    The Tango War

    Journalist Mary Jo McConahay provided a history of Latin American involvement in World War II, as both the Allied and the Axis powers vied for its support.

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  • Populist Politics and Politicians in American History
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    Populist Politics and Politicians in American History

    A conservative scholar and a liberal historian explored the concept of populism and its role in the history of American politics. In an event titled, “The Promise and Perils of Populism,”…

    172 views
  • emFrederick Douglassem
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    Frederick Douglass

    Yale University history professor David Blight recalled the life of public intellectual and orator, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). He was joined in conversation by Eddie Glaude, chair of…

    961 views
  • Historian Harlow Giles Unger Discusses Life of Benjamin Rush
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    Dr. Benjamin Rush

    Historian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who espoused equal rights for women, the abolition of slavery, and free…

    383 views
  • emThese Truthsem
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    These Truths

    New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore talked about her one-volume history of the United States.

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  • emMaroonedem
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    Marooned

    Joseph Kelly, literature professor at the College of Charleston, provided a history of the Jamestown colony.

    147 views
  • emBlack Flags Blue Watersem
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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America’s in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    141 views
  • emThe Spy and the Traitorem
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    The Spy and the Traitor

    Ben Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. According to the author, it was Gordievsky’s…

    490 views
  • US Army Womens Museum Reopening Ceremony
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    U.S. Army Women's Museum Reopening Ceremony

    This ceremony commemorated the reopening of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum in Fort Lee, Virginia.  Visitors there find the stories of women who have served their country since the…

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  • Female Civil War Soldiers
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    Female Civil War Soldiers

    Public historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explored the stories of women who defied cultural norms to fight in the Civil War. They also described women’s wartime work as nurses,…

    171 views
  • 1770 Boston Massacre Reconsidered
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    1770 Boston Massacre Reconsidered

    University of Utah history professor Eric Hinderaker revisited the events of the Boston Massacre and attempted to determine what really happened on March 5, 1770. He is the author of…

    345 views
  • Myths About the Battle of Antietam
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    Myths About the Battle of Antietam

    Author Dennis Frye talked about his book, Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination. He described his research approach and gave examples of famous quotes about the battle that might…

    566 views
  • Soldiers Views of the Battle of Antietam
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    Soldiers' Views of the Battle of Antietam

    Keith Snyder from the Antietam National Battlefield shared personal accounts of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Through letters, photographs and diary…

    216 views
  • em1941em
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    1941

    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

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  • emThunder in the Argonneem
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    Thunder in the Argonne

    Douglas Mastriano talked about the defense of the Argonne Forest and Meuse River Valley by Gen. John Pershing and his Doughboys during World War One.

    189 views
  • emVietnamem
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    Vietnam

    Military historian Max Hastings provided a history of the Vietnam War.

    886 views
  • Vietnam Center and Archive
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    Vietnam Center and Archive

    Consisting of letters, photographs, audio, and other forms of material, the Vietnam Center and Archive preserves the record of individuals who served during the Vietnam War. The center is home to largest…

    161 views
  • Womens Roles During World War II
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    Women's Roles During World War II

    Historian Gretchen Skidmore and journalist Denise Kiernan talked about how women’s roles changed during World War II, from joining the war effort as part of the workforce to using their social…

    203 views
  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Acting Architect of the Capitol Christine Merdon, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and members of the Oregon congressional delegation delivered remarks before lighting the U.S. Capitol…

    499 views
  • QA with Jeffrey Engel
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    Q&A with Jeffrey Engel

    Southern Methodist University’s Jeffrey Engel discussed his book, When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War.

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