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  • William Faulkner and Civil War Memory
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    William Faulkner and Civil War Memory

    Author and Smith College English Professor Michael Gorra discussed his book, The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War. The book examines how the legacies of the Civil War and the South’s…

    276 views
  • Historical Research in Fiction and Nonfiction
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    Historical Research in Fiction and Nonfiction

    Two best-selling authors discussed how they use historical research in their work. Novelist Kathleen Rooney’s latest is the World War I story Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, and Miles Harvey…

    258 views
  • Interpreting the American Revolution and Civil War
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    Interpreting the American Revolution and Civil War

    Art historian Judy Scott Feldman analyzed artistic portrayals of the American Revolution and Civil War. She talked about the influence of paintings, sculptures and memorials on how history…

    753 views
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    Fresh Colors

    Directed and narrated by Czech political refugee and animator Paul Fierlinger, this film shows his arrival in the United States, scenes of the failed 1968 student uprising in his homeland,…

    167 views
  • World War II and Innovations in Art
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    World War II and Innovations in Art

    Lycée Français de New York bilingual school history teacher Rachelle Friedman gave an illustrated talk about innovations in art during World War II. She discussed and showed examples of…

    272 views
  • White House Christmas Decorations
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    White House Christmas Decorations

    The White House unveiled its 2020 Christmas decorations themed “America the Beautiful.”

    239 views
  • Vice President Christmas Decorations
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    Vice President Christmas Decorations

    The vice president’s residence unveiled its Christmas decorations.

    856 views
  • Southern White Women Slave Owners
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    Southern White Women Slave Owners

    Stephanie Jones-Rogers detailed her research into Southern white women slaveholders who, she calculates, comprised 40 percent of slave owners in some regions. The previous estimate had been…

    1,853 views
  • emWhy Culture Matters Mostem
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    Why Culture Matters Most

    Economics Professor David Rose argued that moral beliefs and culture are essential to a thriving civil society. This virtual program was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

    241 views
  • emThe United States of Warem
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    The United States of War

    American University Professor David Vine talked about the nearly constant engagement in wars by the United States since its founding. This virtual event was hosted by Politics and Prose…

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  • Arlington National Cemetery 1915 Memorabilia Box
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    Arlington National Cemetery 1915 Memorabilia Box

    In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson placed a memorabilia box in the cornerstone of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. In April 2020, 105 years later, it was opened to…

    369 views
  • US Domestic Politics and Treaty of Versailles
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    U.S. Domestic Politics and Treaty of Versailles

    William Jewell College Professor Gary Armstrong discussed the U.S. Senate’s rejection of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, which President Woodrow Wilson had spent seven months overseas…

    570 views
  • Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction
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    Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

    Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine -- common treatments used for wartime…

    158 views
  • Mayflower Compact and Religious Liberty
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    Mayflower Compact and Religious Liberty

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the Mayflower passengers shortly before their arrival in North America in 1620. Scholars talked…

    63 views
  • emFight the Powerem
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    Fight the Power

    Clarence Taylor, author of Fight the Power, discussed the history of civil rights in New York. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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  • Labor Money and Manpower During the Civil War
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    Labor, Money and Manpower During the Civil War

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of Men is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America. Mr. Luskey talked about…

    106 views
  • William Bradford and Plymouth Colony
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    William Bradford and Plymouth Colony

    Millersville University History Professor Francis Bremer discussed William Bradford, one of the first governors of Plymouth Colony in the 1620s. He focused on how perceptions of Bradford…

    154 views
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    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in…

    2,918 views
  • emTwilight of the Godsem
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    Twilight of the Gods

    Military historian Ian Toll concluded his three-volume history of the Pacific Theater during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

    732 views
  • emDown Along With That Devils Bonesem
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    Down Along With That Devil's Bones

    Journalist Connor Towne O’Neill discussed the legacy of white supremacy through memorials in the South to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux…

    303 views
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