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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

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    Martin Van Buren

    Ted Widmer talked about his book Martin Van Buren, which is part of The American Presidents series published by Times Books. Mr. Widmer talked about Van Buren’s presidency, his reaction to the…

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    Separation of Church and State in Principle and Politics

    Former Senator Birch Bayh spoke about the First Amendment, specifically the separation of church and state. Topics included the first Constitutional Convention, the development of the Bill…

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    Assessment of the Clinton Presidency

    Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave a historical…

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    Past Presidential Elections

    The guests discussed past presidential elections. They talked about which elections were close, which created controversy, and other historical data from past elections. Guests responded to…

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    Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic

    Professor Fenn talked about her latest book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, published by Hill and Wang. She described the smallpox epidemic that infected America…

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