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  1. Jill Lepore: The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity

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    Jill Lepore, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University, speaks about her book, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, and traces the meanings…

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    • Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham: African American Abolitionists

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      In this lecture Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, explores the lives of black abolitionists. She examines the diversity…

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      • Catherine Clinton: Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

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        Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820. After her escape to the North in 1849, she returned to the South more than a dozen times to ferry other slaves along the Underground Railroad.…

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        • Edward L. Ayers on the Civil War

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          • James McPherson: Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam

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            James M. McPherson is George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University. His Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era won the Pulitzer Prize for History and…

          • John Prados: The Origins of the Vietnam War

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            In this lecture, John Prados, a senior fellow at the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C., argues that, contrary to popular belief, America's path to Vietnam was set long before President…

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            • Eric Foner: Reconstruction and Citizenship

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              Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, explains how the legal status of former slaves after the Civil War helped to define citizenship in the United States. …

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              • Sergei Khrushchev: The Cuban Missile Crisis

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                Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, deconstructs the mythology surrounding the…

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                • Mary Beth Norton: In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

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                  In this lecture, historian Mary Beth Norton examines the original court documents from the Salem witchcraft trials; she places these well-known events in the context of the Indian wars and other witch…

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                  • Andrew Delbanco:The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

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                    Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities and Director of the American Studies Program at Columbia University, Andrew Delbanco examines the evolution of the American Dream-the idea that anyone…

                  • Charles C. Mann: America Before Columbus

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                    Charles Mann's most recent book, 1491, won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for the best book of the year. In this lecture he looks at new reserach on pre-Columbian America. …

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                    • Henry Louis Gates, Jr: African American Lives: An Overview

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                      Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of African American History at Harvard University, speaks about the development of the African…

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