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  • Presidential War Powers
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    Presidential War Powers

    Professors Philip Bobbitt and Matthew Waxman talked about presidential war powers and how they’ve evolved over time.

    116 views
  • emAloneem
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    Alone

    Michael Korda talked about his book Alone, in which he chronicles his life in Britain in the run-up to World War II.

    803 views
  • emThe Education of Evaem
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    The Education of Eva

    Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, talked about her book, The Education of Eva, about her work in education. She spoke with Louise Mirrer.

    639 views
  • emRevolution Songem
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    Revolution Song

    Russell Shorto talked about his book Revolution Song, in which he looks at America’s founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler-cum-politician, a freed slave, the…

    802 views
  • Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia
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    Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia

    Richard Brookhiser addressed the question before George Washington in 1777: Could the British subdue the American rebels by capturing their capital, Philadelphia? It was Washington’s…

    316 views
  • Eleanor Roosevelts Relationship With Her Father
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Relationship With Her Father

    Eric Burns talked about his book, Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life. The future first lady’s father was Elliott, Theodore…

    236 views
  • World War I New York City
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    World War I New York City

    Kevin Fitzpatrick talked about World War I New York City. He is the author of World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War.

    345 views
  • Divisions in Modern Womens Movement
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    Divisions in Modern Women's Movement

    Marjorie Spruill talked about her book Divided We Stand, in which she chronicles the development of competing liberal and conservative factions in the women’s movement from the late-1970s…

    248 views
  • 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…

    491 views
  • New York City During the Civil War
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    New York City During the Civil War

    Historians talked aboiut New York City during the Civil War, emphasizing residents' divided loyalties despite being in a Union state. They gave examples of the city’s southern economic ties as…

    786 views
  • emChurchill Roosevelt  Companyem
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    Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

    Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft, on the parallel lives of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President…

    481 views
  • Career of General George Marshall
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    Career of General George Marshall

    Josiah Bunting talked about the career of General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army chief of staff who oversaw Allied strategy during World War II. He also served as Secretary of State and…

    486 views
  • 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…

    597 views
  • Assessing 20th Century Presidents
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    Assessing 20th Century Presidents

    William Leuchtenburg talked about the effectiveness and legacies of 20th century president. Professor Leuchtenburg is the author of The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill…

    291 views
  • Jewish American History and AntiSemitism
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    Jewish American History and Anti-Semitism

    Abraham Foxman and Thane Rosenbaum talked about the history of Judiasm and anti-semitism in modern America, including the Leo Frank murder trial, the Rosenberg espionage trial and…

    131 views
  • Legacy of Reconstruction
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    Legacy of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the legacy of Reconstruction. They speculated on Abraham Lincoln’s plans for the post-Civil War period had he not been assassinated, and they discussed…

    980 views
  • 1863 Chattanooga Campaign
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    1863 Chattanooga Campaign

    Historians talked about the Civil War’s Chattanooga Campaign, which took place in the fall of 1863 and resulted in Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant breaking through a Confederate…

    755 views
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
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    The Brooklyn Bridge

    Barry Lewis talked about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was built in the 1870s. Mr. Lewis spoke about at why Manhattan needed the bridge and how transportation through the…

    822 views
  • George C Marshalls World War II Strategy
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    George C. Marshall's World War II Strategy

    Professor Andrew Roberts talked about General George C. Marshall’s role in America’s World War II victories. He argued that General Marshall’s skills as a strategist transformed the U.S.…

    833 views
  • emWhen General Grant Expelled the Jewsem
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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…

    1,937 views
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