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    Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet

    Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was…

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    Thunder in the Mountains

    Professor Daniel Sharfstein talked about his book Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War, in which he recalls the Nez Perce Wars of the late 19th…

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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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    The Book That Changed America

    Randall Fuller talked about his book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation, in which he examines the impact of the 1860 publication of Charles Darwin’s…

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    19th Century Chinese Immigration

    Professor Krystyn Moon talked about anti-immigration laws in the 19th century, focusing on Chinese immigrants. She described how an influx of Chinese immigrants on the West Coast during the…

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    Politics and Prohibition

    Panelists talked about the history and politics of prohibition. The panel spoke about the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century and the problems with enforcing and then…

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    Appalachia in the American Imagination

    Professor Benjamin Bankhurst talked about Appalachia in the American imagination. He described how the regional stereotype has changed over time, from the view of “backwards hillbillies”…

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    Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

    Robert Cottrell talked about his book Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture, in which he explores some of the people and movements that influenced the decade.…

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    John Bidwell and California

    Michael Magliari, co-author of John Bidwell and California: the Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841-1900, looks at the life of one of California’s earliest pioneers. Mr. Magliari spoke about John Bidwell’s…

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    Generations: History of America's Future

    The authors discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book is about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sort Americans into 18 generations, and…

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    Q&A with Thomas Sowell

    Thomas Sowell, who recently ended the syndicated column that he had for 25 years, talked about his life and career. He also talked about his love of photography, which he has been engaged…

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    Cape Fear Rising

    Philip Gerard talked about his novel, Cape Fear Rising, about an 1898 insurrection in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the decades following the Civil War, Wilmington became destination for the middle class African…

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    The True Flag

    Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, in which he recounts the public debate over American foreign policy at the…

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    Hospitals and Health Care in Colorado

    Rebecca Hunt talked about early health care and hospitals in Colorado. She was interviewed at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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    Dupes

    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the Communist Party and…

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    Amity Shlaes at 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

    Amity Shlaes delivered remarks at the at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.

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    The American Miracle

    Michael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, in which he offers his thoughts on the role that religion has played in American…

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    Trial and Murder of Leo Frank

    Steve Oney talked about his book, And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, about a 1915 murder case in Marietta, Georgia. In his book, he explores…

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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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    Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show

    Louis Warren talked about his book Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show, published by Knopf. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier,…

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