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  • US From Reconstruction to the Progressive Era
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    U.S. From Reconstruction to the Progressive Era

    Professor Peter Kastor talked about how the United States changed from the post-Civil War Reconstruction period to the Progressive era in the early 20th century. He highlighted how the…

  • Union General John Bufords Gettysburg Defense
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    Union General John Buford's Gettysburg Defense

    Eric Wittenberg, author of The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg - A History and Walking Tour, talked about Union General John Buford’s Gettysburg defense. This talk was a part of a symposium…

  • Winston Churchill and Nuclear Weapons
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    Winston Churchill and Nuclear Weapons

    Historian Kevin Ruane talked about Winston Churchill and the development and use of nuclear weapons. Mr. Ruane is the author of Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War. This event was…

  • Thomas Pendergast
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    Thomas Pendergast

    Pat O’Neill revealed how Thomas Pendergast’s influence helped shape Kansas City and national politics. Thomas Pendergast was a political boss in Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1920's and 30's.…

  • World War I Posters
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    World War I Posters

    Doran Cart showed a collection of war posters produced during World War I which were used to generate national propaganda. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV…

  • American History in Kansas City Missouri
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    American History in Kansas City, Missouri

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Kansas City, Missouri, from October 7-13, to feature the history and literary life of the…

  • Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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    Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    James Reston, Jr. and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder Jan Scruggs talked about the memorial’s creation. Mr. Reston is the author of A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight…

  • US Capitol Art and Architecture
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    U.S. Capitol Art and Architecture

    Professor Matthew Restall talked about how visitors to the U.S. Capitol experience the art and architecture, including the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol dome. He also discussed how…

  • Emerging Civil War Conference
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    Geneneral Stonewall Jackson's Stand at Second Manassas

    Dan Welch, co-author of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863, talked about General Stonewall Jackson’s stand at the Battle of Second Manassas. This talk was a part of a…

  • Black Women and the Suffrage Movement
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    Black Women and the Suffrage Movement

    Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall talked about the struggle of black women to obtain voting rights and compared this with the experiences of white suffragists and black men. This program was part of a…

  • Eisenhower Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony
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    Eisenhower Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Speakers, including Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter, reflected on the the his legacy and the memorial to be built near the National Mall in honor of the 34th president and World War II…

  • Joe Wiegand Portrays Theodore Roosevelt
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    Theodore Roosevelt's Life and Times

    Joe Wiegand portrayed Theodore Roosevelt in an appearance before the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. He recounted the 26th president’s life and times, including his unexpected…

  • Discussion on the Kennedy Assassination Records
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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the assassination of…

  • 1940s Black Voter Suppression
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    1940s Black Voter Suppression

    Professor Tracy Campbell talked about the 1942 Soldier Voting Act which provided absentee voting for soldiers fighting in World War II. Professor Campbell looked at states that opposed the…

  • Longines Chronoscope with Arthur Garfield Hays
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    Longines Chronoscope with Arthur Garfield Hays

    This Longines Chronoscope interview from December 1951 focuses on the issue of McCarthyism and the threat of communism in the United States. Arthur Garfield Hays was co-founder and general counsel of…

  • Longines Chronoscope with Senator Joseph McCarthy
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    Longines Chronoscope with Senator Joseph McCarthy

    This is a 1952 episode of a public affairs interview program called “Longines Chronoscope” which aired on CBS between 1951 and 1955. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) is the guest. He…

  • Michael Kazin Discusses AntiWar Movements
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    Anti-War Movements From World War I to Present

    Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, talked about the legacy of anti-war activities during World War I and how they influenced peace movements…

  • emThe Kennedy Assassination  24 Hours Afterem
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    The Kennedy Assassination - 24 Hours After

    Steven Gillon talked about his book The Kennedy Assassination - 24 Hours After: Lyndon B. Johnson’s Pivotal First Day as President (Basic Books; (October 6, 2009). In his book Professor…

  • Race Suffrage and the 15th Amendment
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    Race, Suffrage, and the 15th Amendment

    Professor Michael Klarman talked about what he sees as the flaws of the 15th Amendment and the exploitation and suppression of African American voters by both the Republican and Democratic Parties.…

  • Americas Civil Religion and Cultural Wars
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    America's Civil Religion and Cultural Wars

    Professor Philip Gorski discussed the history of civil religion in America and shared his views on the cultural wars dividing the nation. 2017 was the 50th anniversary of sociologist Robert…

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