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    Political Partisanship in the U.S.

    Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh talked about the history of political parties and partisanship from the founding era to the 21st century.

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    The Birth of a Nation at 100

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted the “BackStory with the American History Guys” radio program as they examined D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation, originally released in 1915…

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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President Bush’s foreign policy…

    424 views
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    The State of the Presidential Studies Field

    Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin,…

    438 views
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    Presidents and the Economy

    Scholars talked about presidents and the economy, including whether a president’s policies can unilaterally affect the economy, and whether their programs continue to reverberate after they…

    111 views
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    Inaugurations in American History

    Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…

    680 views
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    A Government Out of Sight

    University of Virginia professor Brian Balogh talked about his book, A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America. The interview, part of Book…

    421 views
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    History of Alcohol in America

    Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show live from…

    1,203 views
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    Kennedy 1961 Crises in Cuba and Berlin

    Historian Alan Brinkley discussed the crises President Kennedy faced in 1961, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Crisis, and the lessons he learned from those events. He is the author of…

    259 views
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    Thanksgiving in American History

    The BackStory Guys, Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, and Peter Onuf, talked about the history and mythos of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    244 views
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    1861 Secession Debate

    An episode of the radio program “BackStory with the American History Guys” focused on Secession and the Civil War and its reverberations through history. The hosts discussed the secession…

    889 views