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  • Controversial Generals of the Civil War Saturday Session Part 1
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    Controversial Generals of the Civil War, Saturday Session, Part 1

    Pamplin Historical Park hosts a symposium called “Generals We Love to Hate” looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.

  • Buffalo Bill and Frontier Myth
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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…

  • Little Rock Arkansas Before 1957
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, Before 1957

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up to the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. On September 25, 1957, President…

  • Origins of Environmental Consumerism
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    Origins of Environmental Consumerism

    Professor Andrew Isenberg talked about the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how it impacted consumer and production practices. He described the Keep America Beautiful…

  • Confederate General Stonewall Jacksons War Horse
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    Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's War Horse

    Sharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson’s favorite war horse. She is the author of Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War.

  • James OSullivan and Grand Coulee Dam
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    James O'Sullivan and Grand Coulee Dam

    Stephanie Plowman highlighted items from Gonzaga University’s James O’Sullivan collection. Mr. O’Sullivan played an instrumental role in the development of the Grand Coulee Dam, about 90 miles northwest of…

  • Little Rock Arkansas 195859
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, 1958-59

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents looked back to 1958 and 1959, sometimes called the “lost year,” when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation.

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    Alaska Centennial

    The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a reenactment of the October 18, 1867, ceremony in Sitka, Alaska, when the Russian flag was lowered and the…

  • Franklin D Roosevelts New Deal
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

    The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great…

  • David Valdez Oral History Interview
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    David Valdez Oral History Interview

    David Valdez talked about his photographs of George H.W. Bush which he took as the vice president’s personal photographer and then as White House Photo Office director from 1989 to 1993. He…

  • emFiesta Islandem
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    Fiesta Island

    The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the island’s history and ties to the United States.

  • emIts Everybodys Businessem
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    It's Everybody's Business

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded animated film presents a brief history of the American economic system beginning with the colonial period, arguing that free enterprise is embedded in the Bill of…

  • Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Christie Jackson talked about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s time in the home as well as other writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who spent time there. Ralph Waldo Emerson…

  • Driving Tour of Concord New Hampshire
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    Driving Tour of Concord, New Hampshire

    Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Chuck Douglas gave a driving tour of Concord, New Hampshire, and highlighted some of its historic locations. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs)…

  • Benjamin Franklins Views on Honor
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    Benjamin Franklin's Views on Honor

    Professor Craig Smith talked about Benjamin Franklin’s goal to redefine who is honorable, comparing a hereditary honor given those from noble births to an honor that is earned through good deeds…

  • French Exploration of South Dakota
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    French Exploration of South Dakota

    Jay Vogt showed a marker left by explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Veredrye near Pierre, South Dakota. The brothers are thought to be the first white men to set foot in what is now South Dakota.…

  • Landscape Preservation and National Parks
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    Landscape Preservation and National Parks

    Professor Laura Watt talked about the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness. She argued that this approach often obscures the ways humans have…

  • General Robert E Lees Antietam Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's Antietam Defense

    Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s defensive strategy during the Battle of Antietam. This talk was a part of a…

  • Civil War Defenses
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    Civil War Defenses

    Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions…

  • Journalist Tom Brokaws Life and Career
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    Journalist Tom Brokaw's Life and Career

    Journalist Tom Brokaw received the “Great Americans” award from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about reporting historical events,…

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