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    Book Discussion on Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

    John Ferling talked about his book Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free, in which he presents a history of the American declaration of independence from Britain in July 1776. The…

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    Eisenhower and the Frontier

    Timothy Rives talked about President Eisenhower’s belief that social welfare programs could fill the void created by the closing of the American frontier, which limited opportunities for…

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    Book Discussion on Custer's Trials

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, in which he recalls the life of General George Armstrong Custer.

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    Eisenhower and the Space Race

    Professor Yanek Mieczkowski talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s space policies and priorities. He spoke about President Eisenhower’s efforts to establish a link between the…

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    President Taft to Chief Justice Taft

    Lewis Gould talked about how William Howard Taft became the only man to serve as both U.S. president and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Following his presidential term, Taft remained…

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    Native Americans and Foreign Disease

    Paul Kelton talked about why Native Americans were so vulnerable to European-introduced diseases. He said that prior to colonization indigenous populations had little to no exposure to…

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    Book Discussion on Scarlet Letters

    Jack Cashill talked about his book Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism, in which he argues that the progressive agenda has eroded traditional values.…

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    Book Discussion on Self-Help Messiah

    Steven Watts talked about his book, Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America, in which he chronicles the life and lasting impact of Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win…

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    Book Discussion on Founding Finance

    William Hogeland talked about his book, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation, in which he presents the conflicting views of economics…

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    Book Discussion on Bill and Hillary

    Author William Chafe, history professor at Duke University, discussed his book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, in which he examines how Bill and Hillary Clinton’s personal relationship…

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    Book Discussion on Our Supreme Task

    Philip White recalls former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” speech, today know as the “Iron Curtain Speech,” that he delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5,…

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    Book Discussion on American Emperor

    David Stewart recounts the political life of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), vice president of the United States from 1801-1805, who gained notoriety for his duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804. Mr. Stewart reports…

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    Book Discussion on Selling the Korean War

    Steven Casey talked about his book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2008). In his book about how the Truman and…

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    World War I Marketing Techniques

    Eli Paul talked about the role in which marketing techniques-specifically printed posters-were used in shaping public opinion about the American involvement in World War I. The program was held at the exhibit…

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    Alvin Sykes on Civil Rights Crimes

    Civil rights activist Alvin Sykes talked about efforts to investigate unsolved civil rights crimes. He talked about his life’s journey from birth in a home for unwed mothers, dropping out of high…

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    Battle of Gettysburg

    Military historians spoke about the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 146th anniversary of the battle. They talked about the events of the battle, key leaders, and the degree to which it…

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    President Truman and Civil Rights

    The program “To Secure These Rights: Truman and Civil Rights” was held to honor and reflect upon the 58th anniversary of the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces by Executive Order 9981…

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    Book Discussion on Forty Ways to Look at JFK

    Gretchen Rubin talked about her book Forty Ways to Look at JFK, published by Ballantine Books. In her book she explored why former President John F. Kennedy holds such a prominent place in modern American…

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