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    Politics and Culture in Early America

    Suffolk University professor Kathryn Lasdow taught a class on politics and culture in the United States from 1800 through the 1830s. She described how the country changed during the period…

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    South to America

    Princeton University African American studies professor and native Alabaman Imani Perry provided a history of America through her travels in the South. The Palm Beach Book Festival in…

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    Author Discussion on History and Racial Inequality

    Atlantic staff writers Adam Harris (The State Must Provide) and Clint Smith (How the Word Is Passed) discussed their books on history and racial inequality. They spoke at the 2022 Annapolis Book…

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    The Shattering

    National Book Award-winning author Kevin Boyle provided a social and political history of the United States during the 1960s. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Archives in…

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    Discussion on Critical Race Theory and Victimhood

    The Heritage Foundation’s Jonathan Butcher (Splintered: Critical Race Theory and the Progressive War on Truth) and the American Enterprise Institute’s Ian Rowe (Agency ) discussed their books.…

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    Righteous Troublemakers

    Rev. Al Sharpton profiled lesser-known civil rights activists and how they impacted the movement. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

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    Most Hated Presidents in American History

    What do Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon have in common? They faced not just political opponents, but Americans who actually…

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    Q&A with Mark Clague

    Mark Clague, a University of Michigan musicology and American culture professor, talked about the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” its widespread use at sporting events, and…

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    In Depth with Carol Anderson

    Author and Emory University professor Carol Anderson joined Book TV to talk and take calls about voting rights, gun regulation, and race in America. Her books include White Rage and The…

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    The Appalachian Trail

    The Appalachian Trail stretches from Maine to Georgia. University of Michigan professor Philip D’Anieri provided a history of the construction of the trail, which is 2,200 miles long. This…

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    Historic Preservation in the U.S.

    Jordan Tannenbaum, vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, talked about the following: his government agency’s work to preserve the country’s historic places and resources,…

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    Bridging Cultures

    Harriett Romo and William Dupont discussed the historical and cultural heritage of the Texas-Mexico borderlands. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event.

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    No Common Ground

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte history Professor Karen Cox discussed her book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. She recounted the…

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    Conversation with Historian Joanne Freeman

    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman talked with historian Joanne Freeman about her scholarship on Alexander Hamilton and violence in Congress during the 19th…

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    President Biden Signs Juneteenth Federal Holiday Bill

    President Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making it now the 11th annual federal holiday and the first one established since the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. Juneteenth,…

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    Q&A with John Bainbridge Jr.

    Former Baltimore Sun reporter John Bainbridge Jr., author of Gun Barons: The Weapons That Transformed America and the Men Who Invented Them, talked about the inventors who started Colt,…

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    The Nineties

    Chuck Klosterman looked back at the social, political, and technological happenings of the nineties, marked by the growth of the internet. This was a virtual program hosted by Powell’s…

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    Interpreting Slavery and Race at Historic Sites

    How have presidential historic sites, libraries and museums incorporated slavery and race into their exhibits and tours? Historians, curators and site directors shared their stories. The…

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    Digital History

    Experts with technology companies, museums, and historical sites discussed using digital tools to reach their audiences and improve learning experiences. The White House Historical…

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    History and Civic Engagement

    How can historical knowledge be used to engage American citizens? Suggested answers came from a discussion with representatives of the Bill of Rights Institute, National History Day,…

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