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    Cuisine and Empire

    Historians talked about the relationship between food and societies throughout world history. Using Rachel Laudan’s book, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History as a starting point, they…

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    U.S. Marine Corps and Congress

    Marine Corp University professor Nathan Packard talked about the relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps and Congress. This interview was recorded at American Historical Association’s…

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    Historians as Expert Witnesses on Civil Rights

    Vernon Burton and Peyton McCrary talked about historians' roles as expert witnesses, especially for civil rights cases. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

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    Marijuana Use in the U.S.

    Eugene Hillsman talked about the history of marijuana use in the United States. He was interviewed at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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    Early 20th Century Anti-Vice Campaigns

    Historians talked about anti-vice campaigns throughout the first half of the 1900s, such as prohibition, crusades against opium, and policing of prostitution and gambling. The panelists argued…

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    A President's First 100 Days

    Historians compared the first 100 days of previous presidents and talked about priorities for the new Trump administration. Some of the issues they spoke about included international policy,…

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    Understanding African American Freedom

    Panelists talked about how black Americans understood freedom through the lens of economics, marriage, and citizenship. This was part of a three-day conference, titled “The Future of the African…

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    African Americans in the Workforce

    Historians and scholars discuss African Americans' historical presence in the workforce. Topics included black farmers, the first black millionaire in New York, and African American men working in…

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    African Americans and Urban History

    Historians and scholars discussed the history of African Americans in urban areas. Topics included black migration to cities, the rise of public housing, and barriers to black home ownership. This was…

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    1916 Election and Foreign Policy

    Historians talked about the 1916 re-election of President Woodrow Wilson and U.S. foreign policy. Topics included America’s relations with Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.

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    Defining Black America

    Historians and scholars talked about who is considered “black” in America. This talk was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference hosted by the Smithsonian…

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    African Americans and Civil Rights

    Historians and activists reflected on the historical arc of the civil rights movement. This discussion was part of a three-day conference called “The Future of the African American Past.”…

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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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    History of Terrorism

    Historians talked about terrorism and the concept of terrorism throughout history. The scholars are all contributors to The Routledge History of Terrorism, a reference book which begins…

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    Gregg v. Georgia and the Death Penalty

    Panelists talked about the history of the death penalty in America and the 1976 Gregg v. Georgia Supreme Court case that affirmed the constitutionality of capital punishment. This was a session…

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    Historians as Public Figures

    Panelists talked about the various ways historians are seen as public figures. They recounted their own experiences and discussed the changes in how history is consumed by the public.…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration. They spoke at…

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    Interpreting Women's History for the Public

    Historians and museum professionals talked about methods and challenges for presenting women’s history to a non-academic audience. Using examples from their own research and public exhibits, they…

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    Understanding the Ferguson Protests

    Historians talked about the history of race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, and methods for teaching about race and protest. They also discussed the historical relationship between racial…

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