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Measuring Your Pennsylvania Ancestors Audio Week 5
12/1/17

Measuring Your PA Ancestors Week 5 audio

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Measuring Your Pennsylvania Ancestors Audio Week 4
12/1/17

Measuring Your Pennsylvania Ancestors Week 4 Audio

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Foundations of Genealogy I Week 8 Audio
12/1/17

Foundations of Genealogy Week 8 Audio

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1865 - A Nation Reunited
5/22/15

This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. After four years of bloody conflict and over 620,000 casualties, the long process of healing and reconciliation could begin. As soldiers returned home, and a people made free, many sought to create a better, stronger Union.

Voicing the Absent: Crafting History
5/12/15

In this audio recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, historian Jane Kamensky, filmmaker Louis Massiah and Ain Gordon discuss the ways hsitorians try to describe past events as they really happened. They aim at faithful representation. Yet we cannot know what others feel and think, and so historians must always take license with their subjects.

The Truth Behind "Hold These Truths"
5/12/15

This is an audio recording of the event held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The program begins with a presentation by Dr. Franklin Odo, visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. It's followed by  a sneak peak of Hold These Truths, performed by local actor Makoto Hirano, a one-man show about the real life journey of Gordon Hirabayashi, the man who famously defied forcible removal and took his case all the way to the Supreme Court... twice!  It concludes with a discussion between Dr.

Preserving American Freedom in the Classroom
12/19/13

David Reader wrote the lessons plans for Preserving American Freedom and talks about as a teacher using primary sources in the classroom and how other teachers can utilize Preserving American Freedom in their own classrooms as well.

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The Contested History of American Freedom
12/19/13

Eric Foner explores the centrality of freedom to America’s identity and its complicated legacy.

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of numerous works on American history. His most recent book is The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, winner, among other awards, of the Bancroft, Lincoln, and Pulitzer Prizes.

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