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    Salem Witch Trials and the Great Awakening

    Baylor University Professor Thomas Kidd taught a class on the first Great Awakening in the Americas, a period in mid-18th century of Christian revitalization that swept through the…

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    Reporting on Disease in Early America

    The American Antiquarian Society hosted a panel discussion on how early Americans confronted epidemics and pandemics -- from diphtheria to yellow fever to cholera. They looked at case…

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    Forget the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo has been mythologized according to a new book by author Bryan Burrough, columnist Chris Tomlinson, and political consultant Jason Stanford. Past accounts omitted the…

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    Conservative Political Action Conference Discussion on Critical Race Theory

    As part of the Conservative Political Action Conference, panelists discussed critical race theory.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers gave their opinions of critical race theory.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers gave their opinions of critical race theory.

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    Congress Hall

    Matthew Ifill talked about Congress Hall, located next to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. The U.S. Congress met in the building from 1790 to 1800 and Presidents George Washington and John…

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    Life After the Declaration of Independence

    Historians discussed the lives of loyalists, Native Americans and African Americans in the aftermath of the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence. This discussion was part of a…

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    Declaration of Independence Global Legacy

    University of Maryland History Professor Richard Bell talked about the Declaration of Independence, its origins, purpose, and global significance during and after the American Revolution.…

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    1619 - First Africans in Virginia

    Ric Murphy talked about his book Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia, which profiles the “20 and odd” Africans who arrived in the Jamestown colony in 1619. This group included…

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    The Words That Made Us

    Yale University Law and Political Science Professor Akhil Reed Amar recounted the biggest questions and concerns that American citizens had regarding the Constitution after it was ratified.…

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    Tom Schuler Cobbler Statesman

    This animated Cold War film commissioned by the U.S. Information Service tells the story of a cobbler who gradually becomes interested in politics due to business challenges in the 1780s.…

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    Wake

    Author and historian Rebecca Hall and illustrator Hugo Martinez looked at the role that women played in slave revolts in the Middle Passage and in Colonial New York. This was a virtual…

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    Women in the Early Republic

    Professor Catherine Allgor lectured to her history class on the lives of women in the early republic. While the history of the period usually focuses on the actions of men and battlefields,…

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    Illness in Colonial New England

    Ben Mutschler discussed his book, The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England. His focus is on how families and various arms of the government adapted and responded in…

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    Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in Conversation

    Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello hosted a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as portrayed by Bill Robling and Bill Barker. They revisited their lifelong association,…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Friendship

    Philipp Ziesche, associate editor at Yale University’s Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, talked about the friendship between Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello…

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    Early Atlantic Exploration

    Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Caribbean and the Americas.

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    Lincoln on Founding Fathers and Race

    Abraham Lincoln scholars Lucas Morel and Mark Steiner discussed how the Founding Fathers influenced Lincoln’s presidency as well as his evolving views on race and citizenship. Mr. Morel is the author…

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    Age and the American Revolution

    James Madison University Professor Rebecca Brannon taught a class about the concept of age around the time of the Revolutionary War. She examined the ages of several Founding Fathers and…

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