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    Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

    Professor Charles Strozier talked about letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed. Professor Strozier is the author of Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring…

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    John F. Kennedy Centennial

    To mark the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, the National Archives hosted a conversation with his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who are the co-editors…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Governors

    Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors, talked about the pivotal role the Union governors played in securing victory in the Civil War. “They are a Body of…

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    First Lady Florence Harding

    Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren…

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    Washington and Hamilton

    Historians talked about the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. They spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton’s Federalist Party platform and how…

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    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening Ceremony

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, held a re-opening ceremony after a major update of its exhibits.

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    Reflections on Richard Nixon's Legacy

    Ben Stein, a former speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, spoke about President Nixon’s time in the White House. He talked about the 37th president’s energy policies as…

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    Nixon's Post-White House Years

    Former Nixon administration officials talked about Richard Nixon’s post-presidency. They spoke about their roles in the Nixon-Frost interviews, President Nixon’s meetings in China, the writing of…

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    What Makes a Great President?

    Barbara Perry talked about the traits that make a great president, including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to learn from mistakes. She used George Washington,…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics

    Historians talked about how the Reagan administration transformed global politics. They discussed global financial markets, oil markets, human rights, and cybersecurity against the backdrop of the Cold…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Europe

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s Cold War relationships with the Soviet Union, Poland, and other European countries. This program was part of a three-day conference titled…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigrants

    Jason Silverman, author of Lincoln and the Immigrant, talked about Abraham Lincoln’s personal, professional, and political relationship with the immigrant population. “I am not a Know Nothing...How Can I…

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    Reagan Administration Middle East and Asia Policies

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s relations with the Middle East and Asia. They spoke about fears of an American decline as well as the Cold War importance of these regions. This…

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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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    Growing Up in the Kennedy Family

    Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of President John F. Kennedy, talked about her memoir and shared personal stories about her childhood. She described the family’s immigration to America and how they…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Record and Reputation

    Allen Guelzo, author of Redeeming the Great Emancipator, talked about President Lincoln’s record and reputation. “Hating Lincoln, or, Why So Many Americans Think the Great Emancipator is No Longer…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery, talked about President Lincoln’s views on Emancipation. “The Paradoxical Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Other Thirteenth…

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    Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon

    Douglas Wilson, co-editor of Herndon on Lincoln: Letters, talked about the writings of William H. Herndon, Abraham Lincoln’s biographer and law partner. “William H. Herndon in His Own Voice” was…

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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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    Lincoln Family After the Assassination

    Catherine Clinton talked about what happened to President Lincoln’s family after his assassination. She discussed Mary Todd Lincoln’s struggles with debt and difficulty in coping with her…

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