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  • Women of the White House
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    Women of the White House

    Presidential historians talked about some of the country’s most influential first ladies, their relationships with their spouses, and the difficulties they faced in the White House. They…

  • Washington and Hamilton
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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…

  • After Words with Carol Berkin
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    After Words with Carol Berkin

    Carol Berkin, history professor at Baruch College, examines the motivations for the creation of the Bill of Rights, and the debates that it spurred, which are echoed today. She speaks with…

  • Discussion on Women and Power
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    Panel Discussion on Women and Power

    Panelists talked about powerful American women such as Catherine Beecher, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Shirley Chisholm, and Angela Davis. Participants included Cindy Lobel, author of Catharine…

  • emWonderous Beautyem
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    Wonderous Beauty

    Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she recounts the life of Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte, one-time wife…

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    Civil War Wives

    Carol Berkin talked about her book Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant (Knopf; September 8, 2009). In the book, she profiles…

  • Aristocracy and the Founders
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    Aristocracy and the Founders

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about the Founding Fathers' attitudes and beliefs about aristocracy in America, where “titles of nobility” are prohibited by the Constitution, but where aristocratic elements of privilege…

  • HamiltonBurr Duel Panel Discussion
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    Hamilton-Burr Duel Panel Discussion

    On its 200th anniversary the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was re-enacted at its site in Weehawken, New Jersey. A panel of authors discussed the event and the men involved.…

  • History of Womens Rights in America
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    History of Women's Rights in America

    Panelists discussed the history of women’s rights in America and abroad. They talked about the historical and current roles of women in societies around the world. Panelists also responded…

  • emA Brilliant Solution Inventing the American Constitutionem
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    A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

    Carol Berkin discussed her book A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, published by Harcourt. The book relates the story of the summer of 1787, when a group of men came…

  • Political Book Fair
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    Political Book Fair

    In an interview, Ms. Berkin talked briefly about the U.S. Constitution and the constitutional convention. She is the author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution,…