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    Valley of the Tennessee

    This 1944 film was made by the U.S. Office of War Information’s Overseas Motion Picture Bureau. It details the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, which was founded in 1933 to address…

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    The Failed Promise

    Robert Levine talked about the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War and the lives of Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson. This virtual program was hosted by the National…

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    British Loyalists During the American Revolution

    During the American Revolution, not all colonists wanted nor fought for independence from England. Early American historians discussed the legacy of loyalists and examine why some wanted to…

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    South to America

    Princeton University African American studies professor and native Alabaman Imani Perry provided a history of America through her travels in the South. The Palm Beach Book Festival in…

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    Ways and Means

    Author Roger Lowenstein talked about how Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of Treasury Salmon Chase worked together to manage the financial front during the Civil War, levying taxes and…

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    Robert E. Lee - A Life

    Allen Guelzo talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s life from boyhood through the Civil War. The Atlanta History Center hosted this virtual program.

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    Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

    Historians discussed soldier recruitment, forced labor and the use of horses and mules during the Civil War. The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies hosted this program.

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    1862, Beyond the Civil War

    Historians discussed the year 1862, examining the state of native nations, public lands, black education, and West coast immigration. This program was part of the Organization of American…

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    American West in 1862

    Historians looked back at the year 1862 and discussed Native Americans and the American West, including the U.S-Dakota Wars and the Sand Creek Massacre. This program was part of the…

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    Women of the Chesapeake During the War of 1812

    National Park Service Ranger Kate Marks Hardy talked about women living in the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812. This virtual event was hosted by the Pride of Baltimore.

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    A House Built by Slaves

    Author Jonathan White talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s White House invitations to African Americans, and the impact of those meetings on race relations. Among those who received…

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    In Pursuit of Jefferson

    Author Derek Baxter used a travel guide written by Thomas Jefferson for Americans traveling through Europe to trace the Founding Father’s journey through six countries. This event was…

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    Disability in Early America

    Notre Dame University professor Laurel Daen taught a class about how disability was defined after the American Revolution and how federal laws impacted disabled people.

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    Loudoun County, Virginia, During the Civil War

    Local historians shared stories about Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War. This program was part of a series sponsored by the Loudoun County Museum called “History on Tap.”

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    The Fifties

    TIME Magazine former managing editor James Gaines profiled social and political activists of the 1950s, who he argued upends the notion that the decade was synonymous with conformity. This was…

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    After Words with Justin Gest

    Will the U.S. face a shift in its majority minority demographics? George Mason University professor Justin Gest looked at six countries that experienced changing demographics in the past and how…

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    Humor in the White House

    Historian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he considered how funny American chief…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question “Why is there an urban-rural divide in America?”

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers responded to the question “Why is there an urban-rural divide in America?”

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    History and Civic Engagement

    How can historical knowledge be used to engage American citizens? Suggested answers came from a discussion with representatives of the Bill of Rights Institute, National History Day,…

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