1. Prof. Patrick Rael: How 'Lincoln' Holds Up

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    Leading this year's Oscar race with 12 nominations, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has ignited commentary and argument from scholars and critics around the country. Bowdoin College Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael shares his insights and observations, including the ways in which the film departs from historical reality.

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    • Men Folk Episode 4: Crockett 2 U

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      Someone's eating all the avocados in Columbia Grove.

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      • Under the Shadow Teaser

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        OUr WW II Flying Tigers sneak peak... original footage of the Flying Tigers in battle... set around our story!

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        • Gettysburg Living History

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          Video by Drew Geraci and Andrew Breese. Narration by Dustin Diaz.

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          • Slavery and Race: Monticello Legacies

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            The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family 2011-2012 James A. Thomas Lecture by Annette Gordon-Reed. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Annette Gordon-Reed is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Before joining the Harvard faculty, she was the Wallace Stevens Professor of Law at New York Law School and the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark. For her epic work, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, Gordon-Reed won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History and the 2008 National Book Award for Non-Fiction, along with 12 other awards. She was the first black person to win the Pulitzer Prize in History and the first black female to win the National Book Award in the Non-Fiction category. Gordon-Reed was awarded a 2009 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was named a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow in 2010. Among her other honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Humanities (2009), and a Fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (2010–2011). This year she was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to The Hemingses of Monticello, Gordon-Reed's published works include the groundbreaking Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (1997); Vernon Can Read: A Memoir, which she co-wrote with the famed civil rights leader, lawyer, and presidential advisor, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr; Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History, a collection of scholarly essays she edited examining the role and impact of race in significant American legal cases over the last 200 years; and, in 2011, Andrew Johnson, a short biography of America's 17th president. Gordon-Reed is a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review. She holds an AB from Dartmouth College, where now serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. Prior to becoming an academic, Gordon-Reed was Counsel to the New York City Board of Correction, and began her legal career as an associate at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York City.

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            • "Up Closer With Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain" (Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael)

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              In August 2013, Bowdoin College hosted "The Afterlife of the American Civil War," a four-day series of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and music presented in commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial celebration. Bowdoin has many important connections to the Civil War through eminent alumni, faculty, and other historical figures associated with the College—including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (class of 1852), Oliver Otis Howard (class of 1850), William Pitt Fessenden (class of 1823), and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who began writing "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" while her husband was a Bowdoin professor. The Alumni College event, which focused on Bowdoin's involvement in the post-war years, included lectures by Bowdoin faculty and alumni. In this lecture, Bowdoin Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael, a specialist in African-American History who regularly teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including the popular course "The Civil War in Film," discusses Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and other Bowdoin alumni who fought in the Civil War.

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              • Gilded Age Project

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                Discusses the Gilded Age through nine topics. Makes the argument as to why the Gilded Age is gilded, and not golden. Created for: Mr. Figueroa's 10th Grade American History Class, 2013. Created by: AB, DB, JH, LZ, MK, SP.

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                • Boring History

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                  The Turn of the 20th Century

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                  • No, Mr. Beck, John Adams Did Not Think Governments Must be Administered by the Holy Ghost

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                    Another David Barton lie from Glenn Beck's show. Barton butchers an 1809 letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush to make it appear that Adams thought that all governments, including, of course, the government of the United States, must be administered by the Holy Ghost in order to be legitimate.

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                    • 2010 Political Cartoons

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                      This project is about Immigration. After students have studied historic political cartoons about Immigration, they read poems by Emma Lazarus and Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Each student is randomly assigned to draw a political cartoon based on the political philosophy of one of the two poets. Their political cartoons are AWESOME! Here they are.

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