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  • Ludlow Coal Miners Strike and Massacre
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    Ludlow Coal Miners' Strike and Massacre

    Professor Fawn-Amber Montoya talked about the Ludlow coal miners' strike and massacre that took place in the early 20th century in Colorado. She follows the story of a few mining families,…

  • Abolitionists in Lawrence Kansas
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    Abolitionists in Lawrence, Kansas

    Robert Sutton talked about why New England abolitionists moved from New England to Kansas, their efforts to make Kansas a free-state, and their impact on the Civil War. Mr. Sutton is the…

  • Archaeology of the Trujillo Homesteads in Colorado
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    Archaeology of the Trujillo Homesteads in Colorado

    Marilyn Martorano talked about the Trujillo Homesteads National Historic Landmark in Colorado. She described findings at the ranch, which was settled by Latinos Pedro and Sofia Trujillo,…

  • Campbell House
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    Campbell House

    Marsha Rooney gave a tour of the historic Campbell House in Spokane, Washington, and shared the story of the Campbells and an era that saw the development of Spokane as a central hub of commerce and trade.…

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    Isaac's Storm

    Mr. Larson talked about his book Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, published by Vintage Books. The book chronicles the life of scientist and meteorologist…

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    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.…

  • emRemember the Ladiesem
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    Remember the Ladies

    Angela Dodson talked about her book Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, in which hse recounts the national suffrage movement and profiles many…

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    Chief Engineer

    Erica Wagner talked about her book Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, in which she recalls the life of Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn…

  • Panel Discussion on Southern History
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    Panel Discussion on Southern History

    Authors talked about events that have shaped the South. This panel took place at the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, held at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.

  • Remembering the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire
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    Remembering the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire

    In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York caught fire and 146 workers died, mostly women and immigrants. This was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the United States.…

  • TwentiethCentury White Supremacist Groups
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    Twentieth-Century White Supremacist Groups

    Professor George Michael talked about white supremacist groups in the mid to late-twentieth century. He described the difference between white supremacist and white separatist groups and…

  • 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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    Restless Fires

    James Hunt, author of Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68, explored the life of John Muir and why he was considered one of the nation’s most significant environmental…

  • May Arkwright Hutton Collection
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    May Arkwright Hutton Collection

    Nancy Engles talked about May Arkwright Hutton, who played an important role in the woman’s suffrage movement in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Engles showed items from the May Arkwright Hutton special collection that…

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    Bold Spirit

    Linda Hunt, author of Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America, talked about Norwegian immigrant Helga Estby who walked across America with her daughter to win $10,000 in order to save…

  • American Folklife Center Collections
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    American Folklife Center Collections

    Stephen Winick spoke about the audio collections as well as other materials available at the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this…

  • Buffalo Bill Before the Wild West Shows
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    Buffalo Bill Before the Wild West Shows

    Historians talked about Buffalo Bill’s early life before he began performing in his Wild West shows. The speakers discussed his experience as a soldier in the Civil War and Indian Wars and his…

  • Cultural Heritage and Confederate Monuments
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    Cultural Heritage and Confederate Monuments

    Professor Scott Nesbit talked about historic preservation and the debate over southern cultural heritage sites, such as the tearing down or the relocation of Civil War monuments and markers…

  • Discussion on Asian Immigration and Angel Island
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    Asian Immigration and Angel Island

    University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island in the 20th century. She compared…

  • California Gold Rush
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    California Gold Rush

    Professor Patrick Allitt talked about the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. He described how people got there, the physical geography of the area, and the evolving technology used to…

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