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    Digital History

    Experts with technology companies, museums, and historical sites discussed using digital tools to reach their audiences and improve learning experiences. The White House Historical…

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    The Revenge of Power

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace scholar Moises Naim offered his thoughts about why authoritarians have risen in power around the world. Politics and Prose Bookstore in…

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Author Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. This talk was part of the University of Mary Washington’s “Great Lives” lecture series in…

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    1939 World's Fair

    Trinity Washington University global affairs professor Allen Pietrobon provided a history of the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City that took place in the lead-up to World War II. The Fair included a…

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    Churchill Today

    Historian Andrew Roberts defended Winston Churchill’s legacy against contemporary criticism. This was a virtual event hosted by the New York Historical Society in New York City.

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    Nazis of Copley Square

    Boston College history professor Charles Gallagher provided a history of the Christian Front, a far-right militant organization that espoused anti-Semitic and anti-Communist beliefs in the…

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    The Ever-Changing Past

    James Banner is the author of The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History. He explained in this conversation that history has been continuously reinterpreted since the…

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    The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

    Princeton University History Professor Linda Colley looked at the history of written constitutions from the 18th century to today. This was a virtual event hosted by Labyrinth Books in…

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    The Dawning of the Apocalypse

    Historian Gerald Horne talked about Spanish colonialism and slavery in North America during the 16th century. This virtual event was hosted by the New Haven Free Public Library.

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    The Plague Cycle

    Charles Kenny, senior fellow and director of technology at the Center for Global Development, detailed the relationship between infectious disease and civilization throughout history. This…

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    Winston and Clementine

    Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book examines the personal letters of the Churchills…

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    Money for Nothing

    MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussed how the leaders of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets and, as a result, invented modern finance. This…

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    Q&A with Margaret MacMillan

    Margaret MacMillan was interviewed about her book Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World, published by Random House. She described then President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China, details…

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    Legacy of 20th Century Wars

    The authors discussed the consequences, lessons, and legacy of twentieth century wars. Mr. Hatfield moderated the discussion. The panelists responded to questions from the moderator and the…

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    The Invention of Yesterday

    Tamim Ansary talked about his book, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection, in which he explored differing interpretations of history…

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    National History Day, "We Fight, We Sacrifice, We Triumph, Triumph & Tragedy of Hitler Youth"

    Three middle school students from Atlas Academy in Waco, Texas, performed in the National History Day junior group finals competition in College Park, Maryland. Their topic was the the…

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    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora…

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    Author Discussion on World History

    Three authors took part in a session of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books titled, “Excavating the Past: Writing International Histories.” The panelists and the titles of their books were:…

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    The Virtue of Nationalism

    Yoram Hazony argued that having a world of independent nations is favorable to having global governance.

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America’s in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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