History Behind the Headlines

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The AHA announces History Behind the Headlines, a monthly series of webinars featuring prominent historians discussing the history behind current events. More information coming soon about upcoming virtual events!


Upcoming Events

Presidential Debates in Historical Perspective
September 26, at 2:30 PM EST
Chair: Joanne B. Freeman (Yale Univ.), Panelists: Kathryn Cramer Brownell (Purdue Univ.), Peniel E. Joseph (Univ. of Texas-Austin), Newton N. Minow (Commission on Presidential Debates)
In preparation for the first 2020 presidential debates on September 29, this panel offers a historical examination of debates for the nation's highest office and connects these historical precedents with the current contest. Register here.


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History Behind the Headlines Playlist