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    The Trial of Lizzie Borden

    Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and…

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    Slavery Depictions in Cinema

    Hampden-Sydney College professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from “Birth of a Nation” and “Gone with the Wind” to “Django Unchained” and “Free State of…

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    Johnny Carson and Political Humor

    Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992 - with millions of Americans tuning in each night. Stephen Farnsworth examined Carson’s use of political humor and how it shaped the narrative on…

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    Uprooted

    Journalist Grace Olmstead talked about the consequences of the abandonment of farm towns in the United States, and her own decision to leave the farm town she grew up in. This virtual event…

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    Cities Tour: Betting, Booze, and Drugs

    C-SPAN’s Cities Tour shared stories from American history of people around the country living on the edge of morality.

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    The White House Easter Egg Roll

    American History TV interviewed landscape historian Jonathan Pliska about his book, The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History for All Ages. He described how presidents and first families…

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    Humor in the White House

    Historian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he considered how funny American chief…

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    Sheridan's Ride in Art, Literature and Memory

    On October 19, 1864, General Philip Sheridan’s timely arrival at the Cedar Creek battlefield helped turn a Union retreat into a resounding victory, effectively ending Confederate resistance in the Shenandoah…

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    Presenting History Through Costume and Performance

    Pravina Shukla, author of Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress, discussed the personal motivations and objectives of living history professionals and hobbyists. Using examples from…

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    Sex and Marriage During the Civil War

    At the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, C-SPAN visited a camp brothel in the living history village and spoke to reenactors about Victorian-era marriage expectations and…

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    Post-Civil Rights Era Music

    Flagler College Professor Michael Butler taught a class about music in the post-civil rights era, highlighting artists such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and George Clinton. He described how…

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    20th-Century Roadside Attractions

    As part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington Professor Christine Henry talked about the history of roadside attractions and her own experience travelling to…

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    Dress Codes

    Stanford University law Professor Richard Thompson Ford looked at how dress codes have been used to maintain social and political hierarchies throughout history. This was a virtual event…

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    Craftwork in American Culture

    Glenn Adamson talked about his book, Craft: An American History, which explores the role of craftwork and handmade objects in mainstream American culture from the eighteenth century to the…

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    Q&A with Roger Mudd, Part 2

    In the second of a two-part interview, Roger Mudd talked about his memoir The Place To Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News, published by PublicAffairs. In his book former CBS correspondent…

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    Q&A with Roger Mudd, Part 1

    In the first of a two-part interview, Roger Mudd talked about his memoir, The Place to Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News, published by PublicAffairs. Mr. Mudd told the story of his years at CBS…

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    Fashioning the New Woman, 1890-1925

    Curator Alden O’Brien gave a group a tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum exhibit, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890 to 1925,” which detailed how women’s clothing changed as…

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    We're Not Here to Entertain

    Ohio University American history professor Kevin Mattson looked at the Reagan administration through the critical lens of the punk rock movement of the 1980s. This was a virtual event…

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    Beethoven and the United States

    A panel of music scholars discussed the life of Ludwig van Beethoven and his popularity in the United States from the 19th century to the present day. The National Archives hosted this…

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    Now What?

    Wellstone Books publisher Steve Kettmann and contributors Cynthia Tucker and Anthony Scaramucci shared their thoughts about the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and the direction…

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