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    1620 - A Critical Response to the 1619 Project

    National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood critiqued the 1619 Project. This virtual event was hosted by the National Association of Scholars in New York City.

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    Walt Whitman and Washington D.C.

    Walt Whitman went to Washington, D.C. in 1863 in search of his brother, a Union officer who had been injured in battle. He remained in the nation’s capital for the next decade, working as a clerk…

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    National Firearms Museum

    National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum’s collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role these…

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    Too Long Ago

    Historian David Pietrusza reflected on his childhood in New York as the child of Polish immigrants. This was a virtual event hosted by the Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley in…

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    The Bible in America, Part 1

    Museum of the Bible president Cary Summers and education presentation manager Norm Conrad gave a tour of the exhibit “The Impact of the Bible in America.” In the first of a two-part program, they…

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    History of Greenwich Village

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation and evolution of New York City’s Greenwich Village. He spoke about the many changes the neighborhood experienced since the early 19th century and its…

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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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    Black Cowboys in the American West

    Historian Michael Searles talked about his book, Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, on the Stage, Behind the Badge. Using images of black cowboys, Professor Searles discussed…

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    Notable Western Women

    The Legendary Ladies, a historical interpretation group, portrayed notable women from Western history including sharpshooter Annie Oakley and labor activist Mother Jones. The Golden History…

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    Western Press During the Civil War

    Scholars discussed the role of the western press during the Civil War. They talked about the divide between pro-Union and secessionist papers west of the Mississippi River as well as the…

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    America's Founders and Greek and Roman Philosophy

    Authors Thomas Ricks (First Principles), Carl Richard (The Founders and the Classics), and Caroline Winterer (The Culture of Classicism), discussed the impact that Greek and Roman philosophers…

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    Author Discussion on Illustrated History and Journalism

    Candacy Taylor (Overground Railroad), Jared Reinmuth (Big Black), Derf Backderf (Kent State), and Christian Staebler (Redbone ) discussed their photographic and illustrated books on history and…

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    C-SPAN Cities Tour, A Nation of Immigrants

    C-SPAN shared the stories of various immigrant groups from seven American cities.

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    The Capitol

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were presented in a special 107-minute version of The Capitol. The documentary featured the impact…

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    1811 Espionage Trial of General James Wilkinson

    James Wilkinson fought in the American Revolution and later served as commanding general of the U.S. Army and first governor of the Louisiana Territory. Yet, in 1811, accused of spying for the…

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    Enslaved Women and the Antebellum Slave Trade

    Author Alexandra Finley spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era about her book, An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade. Ms.…

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    The Daughters of Yalta

    Historian Catherine Grace Katz discussed the relationship between the three women who attended the Yalta Conference with their fathers: Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen…

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    Arlington National Cemetery 1915 Memorabilia Box

    In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson placed a memorabilia box in the cornerstone of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. In April 2020, 105 years later, it was opened to…

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    Caste

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson explored what she called a hidden caste system in the United States. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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    White House Conference on American History

    On September 17, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. The same day, a panel discussed the state of history…

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