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  • emAndrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleansem
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    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger talked about their book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, in which they provide a history of the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans.

    342 views
  • Tate House Museum
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    Tate House Museum

    Tate House Museum docent Bill Gousse talked about owner Captain George Tate’s role as Portland’s mast agent and gave a tour of the home. The Tate House is one of the oldest surviving colonial-era homes in…

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  • Voices of the Northern Plains Exhibit
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    "Voices of the Northern Plains" Exhibit

    Harry Thompson gave a tour of the “Voices of the Northern Plains” exhibit at the Center for Western Studies. The exhibit tells the stories of both American Indians and white immigrants who have called the…

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  • Home Remedies of 17th Century New England Housewives
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    Home Remedies of 17th Century New England Housewives

    Tufts University Shool of Medicine professor Lori Lyn Price talked about the homemade remedies created and used by 17th century New England housewives.

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  • Religion and the American Revolution
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    Religion and the American Revolution

    Jeffry Morrison talked about the role of religion in the American Revolution. He explored the meaning of words or phrases in the Declaration of Independence, such as references to a “Creator,” "Supreme…

    914 views
  • Green Hill Plantation
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    Green Hill Plantation

    Saving Slave Houses project founder Jobie Hill visited the former Green Hill plantation with a team of preservationists and 3D scanning technicians to document several existing structures…

    258 views
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    The Witches

    Stacy Schiff talked about her book The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem, in which she recalls the Salem Witch Trials. She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at…

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  • Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

    Professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson’s challenges with the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. He discussed Jefferson’s concerns over whether it was unconstitutional, the resistance from the…

    573 views
  • California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism
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    California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism

    Professor Ashley Riley Sousa talked about Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focused on local tribes' commercial interactions with Spanish missions and…

    495 views
  • French Exploration of South Dakota
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    French Exploration of South Dakota

    Jay Vogt showed a marker left by explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Veredrye near Pierre, South Dakota. The brothers are thought to be the first white men to set foot in what is now South Dakota.…

    227 views
  • emThe American Miracleem
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    The American Miracle

    Michael Medved talked about his book, The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in…

    487 views
  • David Rubenstein on the 1787 Constitutional Convention
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    David Rubenstein on the 1787 Constitutional Convention

    Philanthropist David Rubenstein talked about what he thinks Americans should know about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. He was joined Jeffrey Rosen.

    307 views
  • Constitutional Convention and Compromise in Politics
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    Constitutional Convention and Compromise in Politics

    Professor Gordon Lloyd gave a Constitution Day talk titled, “The Lost Art of Compromise.” Professor Lloyd discussed compromises in the framing of the U.S. Constitution and argued that…

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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition in South Dakota
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition in South Dakota

    Jay Vogt talked about the Lewis and Clark expedition’s encounter with members of the Lakota Sioux at a spot along the Missouri River that is now Pierre, South Dakota. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

    377 views
  • Anne Hutchinson and 17th Century Puritan Views on Women
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    Anne Hutchinson and 17th Century Puritan Views on Women

    Eve LaPlante talked about her book, American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans. She focused on 17th century Puritan views regarding women’s…

    228 views
  • emColumbus in the Americasem
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    Columbus in the Americas

    William Least Heat-Moon discussed his latest book, Columbus in the Americas, published by John Wiley and Sons. In it, the author makes the case that Columbus' interaction with the indigenous…

    357 views
  • 1673 French Exploration of the Mississippi River
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    1673 French Exploration of the Mississippi River

    Professor Laura Chmielewski talked about the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette and fur trapper Louis Jolliet, who became the first Europeans to explore the…

    536 views
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    Patrick Henry

    Jon Kukla talked about his book Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty, in which he recounts the life of Patrick Henry, a champion of American independence from Britain, who is most commonly remembered for his…

    497 views
  • American Revolution 1760 to 1778
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    American Revolution 1760 to 1778

    Scott Stephenson gave a tour of the Museum of the American Revolution’s core collection, featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778.

    795 views
  • Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery
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    Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery

    Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff spoke about their discovery in Sussex, England, of the second known parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence.

    282 views
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