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  • 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…

    427 views
  • 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…

    7,705 views
  • 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…

    204 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…

    470 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…

    161 views
  • 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…

    511 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…

    67 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…

    227 views
  • 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…

    634 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…

    168 views
  • Washington Journal Patrick Riccards Discusses Poll on Civics and US History
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    Patrick Riccards on Civics and U.S. History

    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Chief Communications and Strategy Officer Patrick Riccards talked about a new poll on Americans' knowledge of civics and U.S. history.

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  • 19thCentury Politics and Society
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    19th-Century Politics and Society

    Vassar College Professor Rebecca Edwards taught a class about the differences between 19th-century political parties and their views on gender roles, racial equality and family dynamics.…

    585 views
  • emDark Tide  The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919em
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    Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

    Author Stephen Puleo talked about his book, Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, published by Beacon Press. On January 15, 1919, a huge steel tank filled with more than 2 million gallons…

    1,821 views
  • Open Phones with Chris Stirewalt
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    Open Phones with Chris Stirewalt

    Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt provided a history of American populism and took national viewer phone calls.

    865 views
  • National Frontier Trail Museum
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    National Frontier Trail Museum

    Independence, Missouri, was the origination point for travelers heading west during the period of western expansion in the United States. Leah Palmer, events and education manager at the National Frontier…

    232 views
  • emMadame Speakerem
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    Madame Speaker

    Marc Sandalow spoke about his book Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi’s Life, Times, and Rise to Power, published by Modern Times. The book chronicles Nancy Pelosi’s life, from her childhood watching…

    277 views
  • Impact of Infants on the 20th Century
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    Impact of Infants on the 20th Century

    Rutgers University history professor Janet Golden talked about the impact infants had on 20th century developments in medicine, social welfare and consumer culture. The Kansas City Public…

    196 views
  • Abundance Wages and the Great Depression
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    Abundance, Wages, and the Great Depression

    Southern Methodist University professor Alexis McCrossen teaches a class on the abundance of the 1920s and the Great Depression. She argues that low wages and an unequal distribution of wealth hindered…

    1,365 views
  • Inclusive Presidential History
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    Inclusive Presidential History

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    521 views
  • Populist Politics and Politicians in American History
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    Populist Politics and Politicians in American History

    A conservative scholar and a liberal historian explored the concept of populism and its role in the history of American politics. In an event titled, “The Promise and Perils of Populism,”…

    351 views
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