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  • Civil Wars Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days Battles
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    Civil War's Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days' Battles

    Professor Judkin Browning talked about the 1862 Civil War Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days' cattles. He reviewed Union General George McClellan’s failed attempt to take the Confederate…

    1,600 views
  • 1864 Civil War Overland Campaign
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    1864 Civil War Overland Campaign

    Sam Houston State University professor Brian Matthew Jordan taught a class about the Civil War’s Overland Campaign, which took place in Virginia in 1864 and pitted Union forces under Ulysses S.…

    904 views
  • Lincoln Antietam and Emancipation
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    Lincoln, Antietam and Emancipation

    Professor William Harris talked about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam, and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.

    789 views
  • Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops
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    Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops

    Hillsdale College Professor David Raney taught a class about Civil War-era aid societies that supported Union troops. He highlighted the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and the U.S.…

    247 views
  • Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration
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    Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration

    Dickinson College History Professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between…

    111 views
  • emThe Tango Warem
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    The Tango War

    Journalist Mary Jo McConahay provided a history of Latin American involvement in World War II, as both the Allied and the Axis powers vied for its support.

    233 views
  • American and Vietnamese Wartime Perspectives
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    American and Vietnamese Wartime Perspectives

    A panel of scholars and authors looked at the Vietnam War from the American, North and South Vietnamese perspectives. Topics include South Vietnamese nationalism, why American intervention…

    70 views
  • Calvin Coolidge Descendant
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    Calvin Coolidge Descendant

    Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American…

    83 views
  • Harry Truman Descendant
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    Harry Truman Descendant

    Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV…

    49 views
  • emThe Escape Artistsem
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    The Escape Artists

    Neal Bascomb recounted a group of Allied prisoners who escaped a German POW camp in 1918, digging a tunnel for several months and then traveling 150 miles to Holland.

    55 views
  • Richard Nixons 1968 Victory
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    Richard Nixon's 1968 Victory

    Fifty years after Richard Nixon’s victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides gathered at the National Archives and recounted behind-the-scenes stories. The National…

    46 views
  • The Lost Battalion
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    The Lost Battalion

    French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson visited a memorial and remnants of World War I trenches in France’s Argonne Forest to tell the story of the “Lost…

    47 views
  • Confederate Battle Flag Debates
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    Confederate Battle Flag Debates

    John Coski is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. He talked about debates over the battle flag as part of a Civil War conference hosted by the…

    903 views
  • 1864 Presidential Election
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    1864 Presidential Election

    Rea Andrew Redd talked about the presidential election of 1864. He outlined the Republican and Democratic platforms, the different candidates and the logistics of getting soldiers to vote. This talk…

    343 views
  • Washington Journal Steve Kornacki Discusses The Rise of Political Tribalism
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    Steve Kornacki on The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Rise of Political Tribalism

    MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki talked about his new book, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Rise of Political Tribalism.

    776 views
  • Reconsidering US Military Strategy in Vietnam
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    Reconsidering U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

    Three military historians reconsidered a variety of perspectives on Vietnam War strategy. This program was part of a day-long conference hosted by the Virginia Military Institute titled: “The…

    71 views
  • Washington Journal Henry Olsen Discusses the Future of the Republican Party
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    Henry Olsen on the Republican Party

    Henry Olsen, author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue Collar Conservatism, talked about the 2018 midterm elections and the future of the Republican…

    494 views
  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

    927 views
  • Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg
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    Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower’s interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight…

    487 views
  • Ulysses S Grant as Union Army GeneralinChief
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    Ulysses S. Grant as Union Army General-in-Chief

    Historian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union Army in 1864 and how Grant’s command style differed…

    202 views
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