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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his…

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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

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    Cuisine and Empire

    Historians talked about the relationship between food and societies throughout world history. Using Rachel Laudan’s book, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History as a starting point, they…

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    Cold War Summits 1985-1991

    Historians talked about the Cold War summits between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Using declassified documents, they spoke about American and Soviet…

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    World War I Combat Artists

    Archives volunteer Jan Hodges showed drawings by eight World War I combat artists. The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, houses hundreds of photos of artwork created during World…

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    "Shell Shock" During World War I

    Annessa Stagner talked about “shell shock” in World War I soldiers. “Shell shock” is a psychological term describing the effect of long-term distress from combat experience. Ms. Stagner is…

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    1944 Film A Challenge to Democracy

    This film documents the living conditions of Japanese Americans held in Internment Camps in Arkansas and Wyoming during World War II. The film also shows the contributions of Japanese…

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    Tredegar Iron Works

    Nathan Madison, author of Tredegar Iron Works: Richmond’s Foundry on the James, talked about the history of the iron works, which was one of the largest iron works in the country and served as the main…

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    People and Ideas That Shaped Lincoln

    Panelists talked about the people and ideas that shaped Abraham Lincoln’s political persona. Panelists included Harold Holzer, Ronald White, Richard Brookhiser, and Sidney Blumenthal.

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    Richmond Driving Tour

    Mayor Levar Stoney gave a driving tour of Richmond, Virginia, and highlighted some of its most historic locations. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities…

    153 views
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    George Washington in the South

    Author Warren Bingham talked about his book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour. He spoke about the newly elected president’s three-month trip to southern states intended to unify the…

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    Civil War Flags

    Catherine Wright talked about the American Civil War Museum’s collection of Confederate flags and told the stories behind some of the collection’s most historic flags. She also explained how the museum preserves…

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    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

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    CBS News Special Report on Apollo 1 Disaster

    CBS News reports on the death of NASA Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee on January 27, 1967. Mike Wallace anchored the report that included archival interviews of…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    American History TV presented live coverage from the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall. They showed exhibits chronicling the African…

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    "Story of Virginia" Exhibit

    Caroline Legros gave a tour of the “Story of Virginia” exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society and highlighted items that tell the story of Virginia’s growth. Items shown included a 400 year old canoe,…

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    Space for Women

    This recruitment and educational film contains interviews with women employed by NASA and shows the variety of work they do. Featured were Research Psychologist Patricia S. Cowings, Audio…

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    Maggie Walker's Life and Legacy

    Ajena Rogers gave a tour of the home of Maggie Walker, a leader in Richmond, Virginia’s African-American community at the turn of the 20th century. Maggie Walker, who began her life as the daughter of a washer…

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    Hollywood Cemetery

    Kathryn Whittington gave a tour of Hollywood Cemetery, the burial place for many Virginian presidents, Supreme Court justices, military leaders, and writers, including presidents James Monroe and John Tyler,…

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