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  • 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.…

    899 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.

    786 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.…

    245 views
  • 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…

    1,593 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…

    108 views
  • Hawaii State Capitol and Statehood
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    Hawaii State Capitol and Statehood

    Hawaii State Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English (D-7th District) gave a tour of the State Capitol. Senator English talked about the process of Hawaii’s statehood and its complicated relationship with…

    80 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…

    69 views
  • Constitution and Persons with Disabilities
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    Constitution and Persons with Disabilities

    In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that…

    104 views
  • emThe Armys Firstem
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    The Army's First

    This U.S. Army “Big Picture” episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The First Army was formed by General John Pershing in the summer of 1918, just prior to…

    27 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…

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  • 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
  • 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…

    43 views
  • World War I Soldier Alvin York
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    World War I Soldier Alvin York

    We visited a memorial to World War I soldier Alvin York in a French village near the Argonne Forest. Historian Mitchell Yockelson and French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan told the…

    27 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…

    45 views
  • 1968 San Francisco State College Student Strike
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    1968 San Francisco State College Student Strike

    History Professor William Issel talked about a 1968 student protest that made national headlines. San Francisco State College’s Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front led a…

    93 views
  • American Frontiersman Kit Carson
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    American Frontiersman Kit Carson

    Hampton Sides is the author of Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West. He described the American frontiersman as a controversial figure, often…

    294 views
  • 19thCentury Artist Winslow Homer
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    19th-Century Artist Winslow Homer

    Wake Forest University Professor David Lubin taught a class on 19th-century artist Winslow Homer. Homer served as an artist-correspondent for Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War and first gained…

    255 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…

    899 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…

    336 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…

    69 views
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