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2015_DC_Dudziak_15121058Library of Congress Kluge Center & National History Center -- Event: Mary Dudziak ("A Bullet in the Chamber")
“A Bullet in the Chamber: The Politics of Catastrophe and the Declaration of World War I”
As members of Congress gathered in April 1917 to decide whether to declare war on Germany, some legislators arrived with battle scars. For Civil War veterans, the memory of that catastrophic war would inform their...
2017_DC_NHC_CWMon_17102372National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments @ Rayburn House Office Bldg
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044
The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these...
2019_DC_NHC_Guns_19030860National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Gun Rights @ Rayburn House Office Bldg
The National History Center invites you to attend our briefing on the
History of gun rights and regulations in the U.S.
History stands at the heart of the debate about the right to bear arms. So how have Americans used the regulatory powers of government to reduce gun violence in the past? This...
2018_DC_NHC_Trade_18062949National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of U.S. Trade Policy @ Cannon House Office Bldg
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of U.S. Trade Policy
The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and threats to impose other protectionist measures have sparked renewed controversy over US trade policy. But debates over free trade...
2018_DC_Ayers_18043058National History Center -- Ed Ayers ("Thin Light of Freedom") @ Wilson Center
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
Edward Ayers, winner of the Lincoln Prize for 2018, will explore the American Civil War and its consequences from the ground up. Building on a pioneering digital archive that offers a comprehensive view of a Virginia...
2017_DC_NHC_EO_17021757National History Center -- History of Executive Orders @ Rayburn House Office Bldg
The History of Executive Orders:
The National History Center will hold a Congressional briefing on the history of executive orders in the Rayburn House Office Building.
How does the flurry of executive orders issued by President Trump in his first few weeks in office compare to previous presidents’...
2019_DC_NHC_Reforms_19020644National History Center -- How Congress Reforms Itself @ Cannon House Office Bldg
The National History Center invites you to attend our briefing on
How Congress Reforms Itself: Historical Perspectives on Rules Changes
As recent changes in the Senate's filibuster rule have shown, the rules that govern the two bodies of Congress are not fixed: they have repeatedly undergone revision...
2016_DC_Schneer_16022215National History Center -- Jonathan Schneer ("Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet") @ Wilson Center
Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet
It seems impossible now to imagine Great Britain during World War Two being led by anyone other than Winston Churchill. It was not impossible at the time, however, as Jonathan Schneer will show in this presentation. Moreover, despite a legend to...
2019_DC_Lemay_19022558National History Center -- Kate Clarke Lemay ("Triumph of the Dead: American WWII Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France") @ Wilson Center
Triumph of the Dead: American WWII Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France:
The overseas American war cemeteries are uniquely American sites of memory, as they are the only war graves to include a variety of monumental art and architecture. They also attract an international audience and are...
2019_DC_Kim_19093072National History Center -- Monica Kim (" Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History") @ Wilson Center
The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History
The Korean War is often synonymous with the 38th parallel and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the Korean peninsula. What happens if we tell the story of the Korean War from inside the interrogation room? Professor Monica Kim tells the story...
2018_DC_Wilson_Recon_18100929National History Center -- Panel ("Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered") -- (1) Foreign (w/Robert Litwak, Catherine Ashton, Mitchell Reiss, and Trygve Throntveit) @ Wilson Center
Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered
In celebration of the Wilson Center’s 50th anniversary, we invite you to two panels exploring the relevance of President Woodrow Wilson’s international and domestic record for today.
To what extent is the 28th president’s vision for world order still applicable in the face...
2018_DC_Wilson_Recon2_18100946National History Center -- Panel ("Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered") -- (2) Domestic (w/John Milton Cooper, Kathryn Lavelle, David Wessel, Eric Yellin, and Devin Fergus) @ Wilson Center
Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered
In celebration of the Wilson Center’s 50th anniversary, we invite you to two panels exploring the relevance of President Woodrow Wilson’s international and domestic record for today.
To what extent is the 28th president’s vision for world order still applicable in the face...
2018_DC_Cashin_18012244National History Center -- Sheryll Cashin ("Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America") @ Wilson Center
Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a...
2020_DC_Blumenthal_20011338National History Center -- Sidney Blumenthal ("The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln: Volumes I-III") @ Wilson Center
The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln: Volumes I-III
The house divided, the incitement of demagogues, appeals to anti-immigrant nativism and racism, a reactionary Supreme Court, a dysfunctional presidency, and the breakup of the old parties—all of these Lincoln confronted in his rise to the presidency....
2016_DC_Pedersen_1603078National History Center -- Susan Pedersen ("The League of Nations and the Imperial Order: Contest or Collusion") @ Wilson Center
We think of the First World War as a European War, but in the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific territories also changed hands. At the Paris Peace conference, the victorious allies reluctantly agreed to administer the former German colonies and Ottoman Middle East provinces under “mandate” from the...
2017_DC_Breen_17022725National History Center -- Timothy Breen (An Appeal to Heaven) @ Wilson Center
WHS: An Appeal to Heaven with Timothy Breen (Northwestern University)
T.H. Breen investigates how supporters of the American Revolution, many of them living in small communities not directly affected by military campaigns, managed so successfully to sustain political and military resistance to Great...
2017_DC_Taubman_17102365National History Center -- William Taubman ("Gorbachev: His Life and Times") w/Svetlana Savranskaya and Michael Dobbs @ Wilson Center
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
In his Gorbachev biography, William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into the Soviet system’s gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, why Gorbachev’s dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to...
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