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  • Voting Rights
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    Voting Rights

    Historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They also answered audience questions on how to keep citizens engaged in the voting process. This discussion was a part…

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  • African American Ministers and Politics
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    African American Ministers and Politics

    Professor Randal Jelks talked about the role of African American ministers in politics. He described church boards and programs as ways community members gained experience running for…

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  • After Words with Jennet Conant
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    After Words with Jennet Conant

    Jennet Conant talked about her book Man of the Hour, in which she recounts the career of her grandfather, James Conant, administrative director of the Manhattan Project and later president…

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  • History of the American Cowboy
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    History of the American Cowboy

    Michael Grauer talked about the history and origin of the American cowboy. He spoke about the common myths and misconceptions caused by the iconic cowboy image portrayed in Hollywood movies…

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    The Real Custer

    James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the author…

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  • Peace Efforts Before US Entered World War I
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    Peace Efforts Before U.S. Entered World War I

    Historians Jay Sexton and Jennifer Keene discussed events leading up to U.S. entry into World War I. During this program, the historians commented on audio clips from “Enter the Peace Broker,” a…

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  • US From Reconstruction to the Progressive Era
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    U.S. From Reconstruction to the Progressive Era

    Professor Peter Kastor talked about how the United States changed from the post-Civil War Reconstruction period to the Progressive era in the early 20th century. He highlighted how the…

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    Bottoms Up

    Pat O’Neil talked about his book Bottom’s Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City, in which he examines the contributions of Irish Immigrants throughout the history of Kansas City, Missouri. C-SPAN’s…

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  • 20th Century West and Federal Government
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    20th Century West and Federal Government

    Patricia Limerick spoke to educators about westward expansion and the closing of the American West in the 20th century. She talked about how the West has been portrayed as both pastoral and…

    506 views
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    Thanksgiving

    Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about her book Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience, in which she provides a history of Thanksgiving.

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  • emThe Republic for Which It Standsem
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    The Republic for Which It Stands

    Professor Richard White talked about his book The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, in which he provides a history of…

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    Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman talked about her book, Gilded Suffragists, about the women of New York’s social elite who joined the suffrage movement in the early 20th century. She spoke with Judy…

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  • Panel Discussion on Westward Expansion
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    Panel Discussion on Westward Expansion

    Authors Daniel Sharfstein and Roger Hodge spoke about westward expansion in America. They spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

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  • Hollywood Blacklist 70th Year Commemoration
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    Hollywood Blacklist 70th Year Commemoration

    In 1947, ten prominent members of the Hollywood film industry refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee on their suspected ties to communism. They were held in…

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    Shame

    Shelby Steele talked about his book, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the country.…

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    Real Native Genius

    Angela Hudson talked about her book, Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians.

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    Outlaw Dakota

    Wayne Fanebust talked about his book Outlaw Dakota, in which he tells the story of Judge Shannon, the man sent by President Grant to tame the frontier and help form a young United States. During the era of…

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  • Panel Discussion on the MidCentury South
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    Panel Discussion on the Mid-Century South

    Kathie Farnell and Yvette Johnson talked about the mid-century South. They spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

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  • Suffrage and American Women in Politics
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    Suffrage and American Women in Politics

    Historian Elisabeth Griffith examined the legacy of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and pondered the question: did suffrage matter? With women currently making up only twenty…

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  • Buffalo Bill and Frontier Myth
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    Buffalo Bill and Frontier Myth

    Paul Hutton delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Mr. Hutton described how William Cody, best known as Buffalo Bill, became…

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