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American History

Thomas Jefferson’s Books

May 9, 2017

The story of America’s founding—great men who debated, argued, persuaded, and negotiated their way to the U.S. Constitution—is as dramatic and instructive as any in the nation’s history. Read how Thomas Jefferson was influenced by Enlightenment politics and which books influenced the author of The Declaration of Independence. […]

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Professor's Perspective

The Restoration of The Atlanta Cyclorama

February 22, 2017

The Atlanta Cyclorama is scheduled to be restored. What does this piece of art and history contribute to the understanding of the Civil War? Professor Guelzo and Professor Brody discuss. […]

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American History

Remember the Alamo

January 8, 2017

By Allen C. Guelzo,Ph.D, Gettysburg College As Americans swarmed into the territories of the Louisiana Purchase, they triggered a major conflict with Mexico over American […]

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