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  1. Introduction to "History by Era"

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    Senior Historian of the Gilder Lehrman Institute website, Carol Berkin, guides users through our newest feature, "History by Era."

  2. Ira Berlin: Generations in Captivity: Slavery in America

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    University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor Ira Berlin suggests that the unique circumstances of American slavery continue to shape the nation even today. Unlike most other slave-holding…

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    • Ira Berlin: Lincoln, Slavery, and Race

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      Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, discusses the evolution of Abraham Lincoln’s view of race in the context of Lincoln’s life and…

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      • Jack Rakove: Establishing an Independent Judiciary in the Founding Era

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        Jack Rakove, William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science and Law at Stanford University, discusses the eighteenth-century origins of judicial…

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        • Jack Rakove: Establishing an Independent Judiciary in the Founding Era

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          Jack Rakove, William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science and Law at Stanford University, discusses the eighteenth-century origins of judicial…

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          • Jack Rakove: Freedom of Religion: A Radical Innovation

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            Jack Rakove, Professor of Political Science and Law at Stanford University, discusses the radical innovation of the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment, and why they are…

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