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    Franco-American and Dutch-American Intelligence Exchanges

    Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch counterparts to promote regional security and prevent the spread of Communism in the early Cold War. This…

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    U.S. Mobilization for World War I

    Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight in World War I. Professor Kennedy paid particular attention to stories from New York City and discussed its…

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    Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe

    Historians talked about intelligence gathering and espionage in Eastern Europe, especially during the early Cold War, and how the Allies countered Communist propaganda. This event was part of a…

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    National Review Institute Ideas Summit, Hollywood and Pop Culture Panel

    Panelists talked about how conservative viewpoints are represented and expressed in film, television, and popular culture. They spoke at the National Review Institute’s annual Ideas Summit.…

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    Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy

    Catherine Clinton talked about her book, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. She spoke about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery, her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and…

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    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Opening Ceremony

    State and local officials delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Dorchester County, Maryland. Speakers commemorated the…

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    Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology

    Rebecca Yamin and Scott Stephenson showed a selection of artifacts discovered during the construction of the new museum in Philadelphia. The objects were excavated from a former privy pit…

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    The Art of Tough

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talked about her book The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, in which she recalls her life in politics. She spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage…

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    Georgetown University Building Dedication Ceremony

    Georgetown University held a ceremony to mark the renaming of two campus buildings: one for Isaac Hawkins, one of 272 enslaved persons sold in 1838 by the Maryland Province of Jesuits to…

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    Public History and Museum Exhibits

    Richard Rabinowitz talked about his lifelong interest in public history, museums, and historic sites. The conversation focused on Mr. Rabinowitz’s book, Curating America: Journey’s Through…

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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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    The President's Kitchen Cabinet

    Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he…

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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his…

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    Reconstruction After Lincoln's Assassination

    Frank Williams talked about politics and culture after President Lincoln’s assassination and the Reconstruction Era that followed. This talk was part of the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.…

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    Dodge City

    Tom Clavin talked about his book Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West, in which he provides a history of Dodge City, Kansas, once considered one of…

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    Johnston and Sherman's April 1865 Meeting

    Craig Symonds and John Marszalek talked about the April 1865 meeting between Union General William Sherman and Confederate General Joseph Johnston, where Johnston surrendered the last major Confederate…

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    2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    After formal remarks, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump moved to the South Lawn to oversee and participate in several activities at the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll,…

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    President Trump Remarks at 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    President Trump welcomed guests and made brief remarks at the administration’s first White House Easter Egg Roll. He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump and 11-year-old son Barron.

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    The Blood of Emmett Till

    Timothy Tyson talked about his book The Blood of Emmett Till, in which he recalls the life and death of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year old African-American, who was tortured and killed in…

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