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    American Sanctuary

    Professor A. Roger Ekirch talked about his book American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution, in which he recalls the extradition of Jonathan…

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    Hanging of Isaac Hayne During the American Revolution

    C. L. Bragg talked about his book, Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian. In this illustrated talk, Mr. Bragg spoke about the details and consequences…

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    Colonial Economics in the Cape Fear Region

    Jan Davidson gave a tour of the “Cape Fear Stories” at the Cape Fear Museum. The exhibit explores the history of Wilmington and North Hanover County, North Carolina. Ms. Davidson said that when colonists arrived…

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    Burgwin-Wright House

    Christine Lamberton gave a tour of the Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, North Carolina, and spoke about the history of the property. The city’s original jail was built in the 1740s. As the city grew, the…

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    Carpenters' Hall

    Roger Moss gave a tour of the building that served as the meeting place of the First Continental Congress in 1774. It was also the former home to Ben Franklin’s Library Company, the…

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    Panel Discussion on Slavery in America

    Panelists talked about slavery in America. Panelists included Ibram Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; Andres Resendez, author…

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    Colonial America and the British Empire

    Professor John Coombs talked about the 17th century relationship between the colonial Chesapeake area and the British Empire. He described how the rise of the tobacco economy consolidated…

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    Conversation With Gordon Wood

    Gordon Wood talked about the social and economic backgrounds of the Founding Fathers and explores the origins of their values. He also talked about the Founding Fathers' thoughts on proper…

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    Values of the Founding Fathers

    Gordon Wood spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, how scholarship on the Revolutionary period has evolved, and what he thinks the people misunderstand about the…

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    Alexander Hamilton Myths

    Stephen Knott talked about his book, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth. In his book, Mr. Knott questions the accuracy of the historical accounts written about Alexander Hamilton and examines the…

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    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This event was part of a series on the Founders hosted by the Society…

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    Humanizing the Founding Fathers

    Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers and argued for humanizing them, saying they were flawed men who are too often placed on a pedestal, stripping us of our ability to relate to…

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    Robert Morris's Folly

    Professor Ryan Smith talked about his book, Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder. Known as the “financier of the Revolution,” Robert Morris personally funded…

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    Preserving America's Founding Documents

    Panelists talked about preserving America’s founding documents. The panel featured Stephen Puleo, author of American Treasures, and Nancy Moses, author of Stolen, Smuggled, Sold. The panel was…

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    Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political…

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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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    Religious Diversity in Flushing, Queens

    R. Scott Hanson talked about religious diversity, dating back to 1657, in the neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, located in New York City.

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    American Frontier Book Collection

    Thomas J. Ebert talked about the American Frontier Book Collection at Fresno State University. Mr. Ebert has donated more than 20,000 books on American frontier life to the university’s Henry Madden Library.…

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    Firearms, Trade, and Power in Native North America

    Historians talked about the ways in which trade of goods, such as firearms, between newly arrived peoples and Native Americans influenced on American history.

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    American Founding and Crisis of the House Divided

    Professor Hadley Arkes taught a class on the intellectual origins of the American system of laws and government. He described the influence of Aristotle and Enlightenment thinkers on the…

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