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  • US World War II Bombing Operations  Matterhorn and Frantic
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    U.S. World War II Bombing Operations - Matterhorn and Frantic

    Historians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. Army Air Force initiatives: Operation Matterhorn, which targeted mainland Japan and Japanese…

    124 views
  • Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Years Day Messages
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    Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Year's Day Messages

    President Ronald Reagan addressed the citizens of the Soviet Union about the nature of the American holiday season, the treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union and the…

    415 views
  • Constitutional Role of Congress
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    Constitutional Role of Congress

    The House Select Modernization of Congress Committee held a hearing to discuss Congress' constitutional role as a co-equal branch of government. During the hearing, a panel of experts…

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  • James Baker and American Diplomacy
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    James Baker and American Diplomacy

    Former Secretary of State James Baker recounted his time as the country’s top diplomat in the George H.W. Bush administration in a conversation with philanthropist David Rubenstein. The…

    303 views
  • Korean War and the Cold War
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    Korean War and the Cold War

    Samuel Wells talked about the Korean War’s impact on U.S. and Soviet Union defense policies. Mr. Wells is a Cold War Fellow at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., which hosted this event. He’s also…

    117 views
  • Planning for the Postwar Economy
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    Planning for the Postwar Economy

    Historians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference and the 1945 proposal put forth by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morganthau…

    91 views
  • World War II Marianas Campaign of 1944
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    World War II Marianas Campaign of 1944

    The May to November 1944 Marianas Campaign played a major role in ensuring a U.S. victory in the World War II Pacific theater. Two historians who are authors of books on the Pacific war gave…

    221 views
  • Allied Soldiers on DDay
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    Allied Soldiers on D-Day

    Historian Alex Kershaw talked about his book, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II. Using images, he described the first round of Allied soldiers,…

    186 views
  • World War II US Navy Women Code Breakers
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    World War II U.S. Navy Women Code Breakers

    Journalist Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. She discussed the once clandestine role of women who were…

    273 views
  • Italian Campaign and Liberation of Rome 19431944
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    Italian Campaign and Liberation of Rome, 1943-1944

    This session from the National World War II Museum’s annual conference in New Orleans focused on the Italian Campaign in 1943 and 1944. Rob Citino, the museum’s senior historian, talked…

    265 views
  • 1944 Allied Air Campaigns in Europe
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    1944 Allied Air Campaigns in Europe

    Two historians presented talks in a National World War II Museum annual conference program titled, “Supremacy in the Skies: Allied Air Domination in Europe.” Donald Miller discussed the…

    235 views
  • Teaching the Vietnam War
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    Teaching the Vietnam War

    Three college professors discussed the ways they teach about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Panelists also talked about their personal participation in peace and anti-war movements and how those…

    510 views
  • Unexploded Bombs in Vietnam
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    Unexploded Bombs in Vietnam

    This program was a discussion on the continuing deadly problem of unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Panelists included environmentalists, a Vietnam…

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  • Vietnam War Soldier and Civilian Peace Initiatives
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    Vietnam War Soldier and Civilian Peace Initiatives

    Historian Christian Appy and peace activist Cora Weiss delivered keynote talks on U.S. soldier and civilian peace initiatives during the Vietnam War. Their remarks were part of a conference in…

    226 views
  • Vietnam War Diplomatic and Peace Initiatives
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    Vietnam War Diplomatic and Peace Initiatives

    Historians discussed U.S. diplomatic and peace initiatives during the Vietnam War. Panelists focused on the role soldiers played, why the war should have been avoided, the perspective of the South…

    440 views
  • Legacy of Vietnam War Agent Orange
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    Legacy of Vietnam War Agent Orange

    A panel of activists and Agent Orange victims discussed and showed images of the effects and continuing health problems associated with the toxic chemical defoliant used during the Vietnam War. This…

    5,503 views
  • Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee
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    Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee

    Howard Lee was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill’s mayor from 1969 to 1975 and explained the challenges he faced during…

    629 views
  • emLand of Hopeem
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    Land of Hope

    University of Oklahoma History Professor Wilfred McClay talked about his one-volume history of the United States, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.

    558 views
  • Slaves Suing for Their Freedom
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    Slaves Suing for Their Freedom

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor William G. Thomas III taught a class on some of the lawsuits brought by enslaved people who sued for their freedom in the antebellum period. He…

    373 views
  • emFat Pretty and Soon to be Oldem
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    Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old

    Kimberly Dark talked about her book, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society, containing personal essays on privilege and stigma in modern society.

    404 views
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