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  • Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at the University of Richmond for the second of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential…

  • emArmy in Action  The Cobra Strikesem
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    Army in Action - The Cobra Strikes

    The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War, when the U.S. military joined other countries to fight communist forces under the…

  • Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Disabled
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    Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Disabled

    During World War II, a secret Nazi “euthanasia” program code-named T4 systematically murdered an estimated 250,000 people with mental and physical disabilities. Most were native-born…

  • Disease Death and Civil War Medicine
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    Disease, Death and Civil War Medicine

    Historic site manager Paige Gibbons Backus discussed the state of medical knowledge at the beginning of the Civil War, including surgical practices and diseases common among the soldiers. She also described advances…

  • emA Cry from the Far Middleem
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    A Cry from the Far Middle

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his collection of essays on American history, economics, and culture. This virtual event was hosted by the Cato Institute.

  • Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy
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    Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy

    Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the…

  • emThe Yellow Houseem
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    The Yellow House

    Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, The Yellow House. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

  • emLetters From Nurembergem
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    Letters From Nuremberg

    Senator Chris Dodd talked about his book, Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, published by Crown. In the book he chronicles the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders after…

  • emWheels of Courageem
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    Wheels of Courage

    Journalist David Davis provided a history of the first wheelchair basketball teams comprised of World War II veterans. This was a virtual event hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena,…

  • Civil War Monuments
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    Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown is the author of Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America. He discussed his book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War…

  • emHow the South Won the Civil Warem
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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This…

  • emUnworthy Republicem
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    Unworthy Republic

    University of Georgia American History professor Claudio Saunt discussed the federal government’s forced migration of Native Americans to territories west of the Mississippi in the mid-19th…

  • emYear Zeroem
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    Year Zero

    Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his book, Year Zero: A History of 1945, in which he examines the world following the end of…

  • African American Soldiers in World Wars I and II
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    African American Soldiers in World Wars I and II

    Three historians discussed the struggle by black troops in two World Wars to overcome racism and earn the right to fight as combat soldiers. Speakers included John Morrow Jr. and Jeffrey Sammons,…

  • emDogfight Over Tokyoem
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    Dogfight Over Tokyo

    Author John Wukovits discussed his book, Dogfight Over Tokyo: The Final Air Battle of the Pacific, and the Last Four Men to Die in World War II. The book tells the story of a group of…

  • emThe Last Millionem
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    The Last Million

    Historian David Nasaw discussed the one million refugees throughout Europe in the years following World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in…

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Brigham Young University Professor Jay Buckley taught a class about Lewis and Clark’s expedition across the American West after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Also known as the Corps of…

  • The Contenders Ross Perot 1992 and 1996
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    Ross Perot, Presidential Contender

    Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated from her home in Dallas as they talked about his campaigns and…

  • Richard Nixon 1972 Acceptance Speech
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    Richard Nixon 1972 Acceptance Speech

    President Nixon accepted the nomination to be the 1972 Republican candidate for president of the United States. In his remarks he outlined domestic and foreign policy agendas for the…

  • Amendment to End the Vietnam War
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    Amendment to End the Vietnam War

    A bipartisan group of five U.S. senators appeared in a television broadcast to discuss and promote a resolution to end the Vietnam War by December 31, 1970. The broadcast aired 12 days…

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