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  • Remembering the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire
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    Remembering the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire

    In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York caught fire and 146 workers died, mostly women and immigrants. This was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the United States.…

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    Alone

    Michael Korda talked about his book Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory, in which he recalls the evacuation of over 300,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, in…

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  • emHeart of the Nationem
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    Heart of the Nation

    This video of an early 1930s aerial survey includes narration on major buildings and monuments in the Washington, D.C., area, including the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, White House,…

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  • emThe American Warem
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    The American War

    UCLA history professor Joan Waugh talked about her book, The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. This interview, recorded on the campus of UCLA, is part of Book TV’s College…

    256 views
  • emMacArthurs Spiesem
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    MacArthur's Spies

    Peter Eisner talked about his book MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II, in which he recalls the contingent of Filipinos and…

    276 views
  • emWhat Is Slaveryem
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    What Is Slavery?

    Brenda Stevenson talked about her book, What is Slavery?. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

    476 views
  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion
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    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction and the possibilities for reform on Capitol Hill. This roundtable…

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  • Legacies of World War I
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    Legacies of World War I

    Panelists talked about the legacies of World War I, with a particular focus on the Middle East. The panelists spoke about the defeat and collapse of the Ottoman Empire, which had controlled…

    531 views
  • emPatriotic Betrayalem
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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

    1,292 views
  • 150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee
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    150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Historian Betty Koed reflected on the committee’s history. Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the…

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  • emThe Trial of Adolf Hitlerem
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    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King talked about his book The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts Adolf Hitler’s trial for high treason in February, 1924, which…

    210 views
  • Reconstruction and Civil Rights
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    Reconstruction and Civil Rights

    Eric Foner talked about the challenges of establishing civil rights for freedmen in the Reconstruction period and beyond. This talk was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s annual…

    155 views
  • emDemocrazyem
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    Democrazy

    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his memoir, Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food. Mr. Radel resigned from Congress in 2014 after…

    510 views
  • emEnduring Vietnamem
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    Enduring Vietnam

    James Wright talked about the experiences of those who fought in Vietnam and the impact of the war on the United States. Mr. Wright, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950s,…

    566 views
  • Salem Witch Trials Legal Documents Project
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    Salem Witch Trials Legal Documents Project

    Historian Margo Burns discussed primary sources from the Salem Witch Trials compiled in a book project titled Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. Twelve people worked for ten years to complete the…

    539 views
  • President Trump Meets with USS Arizona Survivors
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    President Trump Meeting with USS Arizona Survivors

    President Trump met with service members of the USS Arizona, who survived the Dec 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack, in the Oval Office. Survivors being honored included Ken Potts, Donald…

    419 views
  • Revolutionary War Collections
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    Revolutionary War Collections

    Concord Museum curator David Wood showed some of the highlights of the museum’s Revolutionary War collection, including one of Paul Revere’s lanterns and weapons used during the battle on the North Bridge. The…

    243 views
  • War Law and Restraint
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    War, Law, and Restraint

    Professors talked about how the law is used during conflict. They cited examples from the American Civil War, the world wars, and recent international conflicts as they questioned whether…

    158 views
  • Robbins House
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    Robbins House

    John Hannigan, scholar-in-residence at the Robbins House, talked about the lives of African Americans in Concord, Massachusetts, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. The Robbins House tells the story of…

    197 views
  • Jennifer Keene Discusses emWorld War Iem
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    World War I

    Jennifer Keene, professor and chair of the history department at Chapman University, talked about her book, World War I: The American Soldier Experience. This event, part of the 2017 Colby…

    1,285 views
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