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January 2021

Unprecedented (Again): Historical Perspectives on the Election of 2020 and Beyond

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A Preview Interview with Thomas Balcerski: (Preview Interview conducted by Tyler McCall, SMU student and CPH Research Assistant) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ How will the election of 2020 be remembered by history? What, if any, are its historical antecedents, and to what degree is it unprecedented? And, as we look ahead to Inauguration Day, what can history tell us about the next four years? Join us as we welcome presidential historian Thomas Balcerski for an evening of wide-ranging conversation about the election of…

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February 2021

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A new biography published about George Washington is unlike any other. Described as “form-shattering and myth-crushing,” “keen and savage,” as well as “spirited and engaging,” historian Alexis Coe’s “You Never Forget Your First” chronicles the life of our first president from a 21st century and “decidedly feminist” perspective. Coe says, “I set out to write a book that was true, and different, and that added any kind of diversity in approach, perspective, and, of course, author. I set out to…

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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From civil rights to Ferguson, Franchise reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America. Often blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, fast food restaurants like McDonald's have long symbolized capitalism's villainous effects on our nation's most vulnerable communities. But how did fast food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods in the first place? In Franchise, acclaimed historian Marcia Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation…

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The History of Healthcare in the Age of COVID – 19: Racism, Settler Colonialism, and Crises in Healthcare

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major, sometimes fatal shortcomings in the U.S. healthcare system. Through a conversation about the recent history of healthcare, historians George Aumoithe and Maria K. John will shed light on today’s crisis. They will discuss what the history of healthcare policy can teach us about hospital capacity and epidemic preparedness in the twenty-first century, and explore how Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities’ disproportionate exposure to COVID-19 infection and death reflect deeper histories of settler colonialism…

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