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  • Dwight Eisenhower and 1950s Political Advertising
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    Dwight Eisenhower and 1950s Political Advertising

    Purdue University professor Kathryn Brownell taught a class about political advertising in the 1950s, highlighting Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential campaigns. She compared radio and early…

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  • Experience of Being Arrested in US History
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    Experience of Being Arrested in U.S. History

    Kent State University Professor Elaine Frantz taught a class about the experience of being arrested from the 1850s to the present day. She examined what groups were most likely to be…

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  • Early 20th Century Nativism and Immigration
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    Early 20th Century Nativism and Immigration

    University of North Florida Professor David Courtwright taught a class about changes in immigration demographics and the rise of nativism in the early 20th century.

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  • Pilgrims and History Textbooks
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    Pilgrims and History Textbooks

    Abram Van Engen of Washington University in St. Louis taught a class about how the Pilgrims became part of the United States' founding story in 19th-century history textbooks. He described…

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  • Salem Witch Trials and the Great Awakening
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    Salem Witch Trials and the Great Awakening

    Baylor University professor Thomas Kidd taught a class on the first Great Awakening in the Americas, a period in mid-18th century of Christian revitalization that swept through the…

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  • Tet Offensive to Vietnam Wars End
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    Tet Offensive to Vietnam War's End

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner taught a class on the Vietnam War, focusing on the Tet Offensive in 1968 though the U.S. withdrawal in the early 1970s. He…

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  • PostVietnam War Refugees
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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

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  • Myths About America in World War I
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    Myths About America in World War I

    Professor Jennifer Keene talked about myths about America’s involvement in World War I, including the misconceptions that the U.S. was not involved in Europe prior to entering the war, or…

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  • Experiences of Soldiers in World War I
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    Experiences of Soldiers in World War I

    Gettysburg College History Professor Ian Isherwood talked about how World War One soldiers interpreted their war experiences. He used works by three writers to illustrate the ways soldiers coped with the…

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  • Sea Power During World War I
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    Sea Power During World War I

    Professor Chuck Steele talked about the role of sea power during World War I. He spoke about the state of the British Grand Fleet and the activity of German submarines prior to the U.S.…

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  • Discussion on Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles
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    Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles

    Professor Sean McMeekin talks about the Treaty of Versailles, which eventually helped end World War I. He also talked about President Woodrow Wilson’s role in crafting the treaty and public…

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  • African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
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    African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Delaware professor Tiffany Gill taught a class about the role of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement. She described how beauty parlors, while often overlooked,…

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  • Agricultural Labor Since 1930 and Organic Farming
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    Agricultural Labor Since 1930 and Organic Farming

    Tulane University professor Jana Lipman taught a class on agricultural labor in the United States since 1930 and the rise of organic farming. She described the “bracero” program which…

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  • History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines
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    History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines

    Professor Ruth MacDonald talked about the history of nutritional standards and government dietary guidelines. She described the shift from preventing disease to promoting optimum health…

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  • Food During the Great Depression
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    Food During the Great Depression

    Iowa State University Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg taught a class on food during the Great Depression. She described the ways families tried to stretch their money and food supply, often…

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  • Food and War
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    Food and War

    American University professor Johanna Mendelson Forman taught a class on food and how disruptions in agricultural production and supply--whether by natural or man-made causes--can be a…

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  • Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society
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    Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society

    Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in modern American society. He looked at the demographics of what types of people believe in…

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  • New York City and Broadway in the 1960s
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    New York City and Broadway in the 1960s

    Baruch College Professors Vincent DiGirolamo and Elizabeth Wollman taught a class about New York City and Broadway in the 1960s. They described the political culture of the time, the…

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  • Discussion on the Advent of the Skyscraper
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    Advent of the Skyscraper

    Professor Thomas Leslie talked about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller and incorporate more glass to let in light. This was a…

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  • 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…

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