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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

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December 3rd, 2018
Speaker: 
Joanne Freeman
Carol Berkin (moderator)
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Historians Joanne Freeman and Carol Berkin discuss the outbreaks of physical violence in Congress in the years leading up to the Civil War.

Duration: 1:00:18

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The Crusade for America's Natural Treasures from Teddy Roosevelt to FDR

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May 22nd, 2019
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Douglas Brinkley
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Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley discusses how different administrations have fought to protect the country's natural treasures.

Duration: 59:29

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Wendell Willkie, the 1940 Election, and the Transformation of American Politics

Event date: 
May 21st, 2019
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Speaker: 
David Levering Lewis
David Nasaw (moderator)
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning biographer David Levering Lewis speaks with historian David Nasaw about the career of the 1940 moderate Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie.

Duration: 57:26

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The British Are Coming: The War for America, 1775-1777

Event date: 
May 16th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
General (Ret.) David Petraeus (moderator)
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson speaks with General David Petraeus about the first 21 months of the Revolutionary War.

Duration: 01:02:19

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The American Economy in the Age of Trump

Event date: 
May 13th, 2019
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Speaker: 
James Grant
Byron R. Wien
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James Grant and Byron Wien discuss current economic trends and government policy under the Trump administration.

Duration: 59:54

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Heirs of the Founders: The Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster

Event date: 
May 11th, 2019
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H.W. Brands
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Historian H.W. Brands discusses the Founding Fathers’ political heirs: Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster.

Duration: 01:25:48

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Churchill’s Sense of History

Event date: 
May 7th, 2019
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Andrew Roberts
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Renowned Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts discusses Churchill’s sense of history, and how it informed his politics and world view.

Duration: 57:52

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Franklin and Eleanor

Event date: 
March 21st, 2019
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Speaker: 
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
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Historian Blanche Wiesen Cook, in conversation with Douglas Brinkley, explores the close and sometimes contentious relationship between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Duration: 55:37

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Hamilton’s Best Friend: Love, Marriage, and the Duel

Event date: 
February 28th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
Dale Gregory
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Richard Brookhiser and Dale Gregory discuss New York’s Gouvenor Morris’ dramatic final years, including his relationship with Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, and his reaction to the death of his best friend, Alexander Hamilton.

Duration: 57:21

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Civil Rights in the Age of Trump

Event date: 
February 26th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
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Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the legacy of Jim Crow in America today.

Duration: 59:08

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