506Apr 17, 2013
Book Discussion on Founding Finance
William Hogeland talked about his book, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation, in which he presents the conflicting views of ...
955Sep 27, 2012
Book Discussion on Bill and Hillary
Author William Chafe, history professor at Duke University, discussed his book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, in which he examines how Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ...
838Mar 7, 2012
Book Discussion on Our Supreme Task
Philip White recalls former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” speech, today know as the “Iron Curtain Speech,” that he delivered at Westminster ...
900Nov 3, 2011
Book Discussion on American Emperor
David Stewart recounts the political life of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), vice president of the United States from 1801-1805, who gained notoriety for his duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804. ...
1,019Jul 27, 2011
Book Discussion on Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free
Historian John Ferling presented a history of the American declaration of independence from Britain in July 1776. The author recounted the maturation of the decision as well as the American and ...
397Jul 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Selling the Korean War
Steven Casey talked about his book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2008). In his book about how the ...
532Aug 20, 2009
World War I Marketing Techniques
Eli Paul talked about the role in which marketing techniques-specifically printed posters-were used in shaping public opinion about the American involvement in World War I. The program was held at ...
368Jul 16, 2009
Alvin Sykes on Civil Rights Crimes
Civil rights activist Alvin Sykes talked about efforts to investigate unsolved civil rights crimes. He talked about his life’s journey from birth in a home for unwed mothers, dropping out ...
1,316Jul 1, 2009
Battle of Gettysburg
Military historians spoke about the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 146th anniversary of the battle. They talked about the events of the battle, key leaders, and the degree to ...
166Jul 27, 2006
President Truman and Civil Rights
The program “To Secure These Rights: Truman and Civil Rights” was held to honor and reflect upon the 58th anniversary of the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces by Executive Order ...
144Nov 18, 2005
Book Discussion on Forty Ways to Look at JFK
Gretchen Rubin talked about her book Forty Ways to Look at JFK, published by Ballantine Books. In her book she explored why former President John F. Kennedy holds such a prominent place ...