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  • Women of the Suffrage Movement
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    Women of the Suffrage Movement

    Historian Susan Ware talked about some of the 19 lesser-known suffrage leaders profiled in her book, Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote. This National…

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  • emThe Girls Next Doorem
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    The Girls Next Door

    Texas Christian University Professor Kara Dixon Vuic talked about her book, The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines in which she provided a history of the women who…

    432 views
  • emSavage Peaceem
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    Savage Peace

    Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. She described America in 1919 as a country recovering from World War I and from…

    486 views
  • Historians and Social Media
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    Historians and Social Media

    Princeton University Professor Kevin Kruse talked about the role of historians on social media and what he feels is their duty to provide context to current issues. He also discussed how…

    544 views
  • Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics and Culture
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    Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics and Culture

    Historian Linda Gordon talked about her book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. She described a resurgence of the white…

    803 views
  • Pregnancy in the 19th Century
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    Pregnancy in the 19th Century

    Shannon Withycombe, professor at the University of New Mexico, talked about pregnancy in the 19th century. She described the experience of childbirth, which often occurred at home, and the…

    319 views
  • Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment
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    Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment

    This program was about women’s struggles to win the vote and about the lead up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Speakers were Dawn Langan Teele, author of Forging the Franchise: The Political…

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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…

    1,055 views
  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

    490 views
  • Chinese Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad
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    Chinese, Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad

    On May 10, 1869, a symbolic final golden spike was driven into a rail, linking the Central Pacific Railroad from the west and the Union Pacific Railroad from the east at Promontory Summit,…

    310 views
  • emValley of the Tennesseeem
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    Valley of the Tennessee

    This 1944 film was made by the U.S. Office of War Information’s Overseas Motion Picture Bureau. It details the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, which was founded in 1933 to address…

    206 views
  • History of USS Olympia
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    History of USS Olympia

    The President and CEO of Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport Museum gave an illustrated talk detailing the history of the USS Olympia, which is preserved and can be visited at their waterfront…

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  • Discussion on Eastern State Penitentiary
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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Nick Gillette gave a tour of the world’s first penitentiary, opened in 1829 by the state of Pennsylvania. The prison was a new experiment in reform of criminals and was copied all over the…

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  • emThe Injustice Never Leaves Youem
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    The Injustice Never Leaves You

    Brown University Professor Monica Martinez talked about her book, The Injustice Never Leaves You, in which she provided a history of ethnic violence along the Texas-Mexico borderlands in…

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  • Noam Chomsky on emMasters of Mankindem
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    Masters of Mankind

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book of essays Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, in which he discusses international and domestic affairs. He spoke with David Barsamian of…

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  • Author Discussion on Political History
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    Author Discussion on Political History

    Three authors talked about their biographies and histories on key figures and times that shaped U.S. politics and culture. The panelists and the titles of their books were: Susan Page, The…

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  • emThe Woman Behind the New Dealem
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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

    547 views
  • Lonnie Bunch on Public History and Leadership
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    Lonnie Bunch on Public History and Leadership

    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discussed leadership and public history with Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy…

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  • Author Discussion on American History
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    Author Discussion on American History

    Authors H.W. Brands, Heirs of the Founders, Stephen Fried, Appetite for America; and Greg Grandin, The End of the Myth; discussed their respective history books. This event was part of the…

    656 views
  • National Czech and Slovak Museum and Librarys Special Collections
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    National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library's Special Collections

    Czech immigrants came to Iowa as early as the 1850s, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the home of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Dave Muhlena showed items in the library and museum’s collections…

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