Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium) 3225 University Blvd, Dallas, TX, United States

   A Preview Interview with Blake Ball   Despite—or because of—its huge popular culture status, Peanuts enabled cartoonist Charles Schulz to offer political commentary on the most controversial topics of […]

Asian Americans – Documentary Screening

Owen Arts Center, B600 6101 Bishop Avenue, Dallas, TX, United States

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute Asian Studies & Asian American Experiences Research Cluster and the Center for Presidential History present a documentary screening and open discussion of the award-winning documentary Asian Americans featuring guest speaker Dr. Scott Kurashige, Chair of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University and moderated by Dr. Crista J. […]

Paper Trails: The U.S. Post and the Making of the American West

Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium) 3225 University Blvd, Dallas, TX, United States

   A Preview Interview with Dr. Cameron Blevins A groundbreaking history of how the U.S. Post made the nineteenth-century American West. Join us as historian Cameron Blevins discusses his latest book, Paper Trails: The U.S. Post and the Making of the American West, on the pivotal role of the U.S. postal service during the country's expansion west. […]

LIVE Finale! – Presidential Crises Podcast

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With political gridlock in Washington DC at an all time high, government shutdowns--or the threat of them--have become a routine occurrence. National parks close. Federal paychecks stop going out. The National Institute of Health stops admitting new patients. How did we get to the point where it has become normal for the US Government to […]

The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America

Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium) 3225 University Blvd, Dallas, TX, United States

  Join us as historian Sarah Coleman recounts the numerous battles over US immigrants’ rights since 1965―and how these conflicts reshaped access to education, employment, civil liberties, and more. The 1965 Hart-Celler Act transformed the American immigration system by abolishing national quotas in favor of a seemingly egalitarian approach. But subsequent demographic shifts resulted in […]

On Juneteenth

Mack Ballroom (Umphrey Lee Center, SMU) 3300 Dyer St, Dallas, TX

Join us as the essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, is told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas native, Annette Gordon-Reed. Weaving together American history, […]

Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor during World War II

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum 300 N Houston St, Dallas, TX, United States

A Preview Interview with Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz Join us as author Stephanie D. Hinnershitz recasts the forced removal and incarceration of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II as […]

Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul

Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium) 3225 University Blvd, Dallas, TX, United States

  Join us as New York Times best-selling author A. J. BAIME tells the thrilling tale of the 1948 presidential election, one of the greatest election stories of all time, […]

Red, Blue, and Brown: Tejano History, Politics, and the 2022 Election

Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium) 3225 University Blvd, Dallas, TX, United States

  Election seasons have always been filled with political and partisan appeals to various groups of people: special interest groups, religious organizations, ethnic voting blocs, and more. One group which […]