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Iowa History Book Club: “The Sacred Cause of the Union”

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“The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa and the Civil War” by Thomas Baker highlights Iowa’s role in reuniting the United States when the battle over slavery tore it asunder. This first-ever survey of the state’s Civil War history interweaves economics, politics, army recruitment, battlefield performance and government administration by spotlighting six Iowans from very different [...]

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Iowa Stories 101: Iowa in the Jazz Age

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Join State Curator Leo Landis as he examines life in Iowa in the 1920s and early 1930s and various conflicts concerning music, dancing, immigration, evolution and race. He will discuss how these cultural clashes relate to longstanding trends in American society.

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Iowa History Book Club: On Behalf of the Family Farm

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When technology, depopulation, and rapid economic changes dramatically altered rural life over the last 80 years, Midwestern women met these challenges with their own feminine vision of farm life. This book spotlights four national farm organizations in Iowa – the Farm Bureau, the Farmers Union, the National Farm Organization and a group called the Porkettes [...]

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Iowa History 101: It’s A Wonderful Life

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Join Leo Landis, State Curator at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, and Christopher Wilson, Director of Experience Design at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, as they discuss how the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become a holiday tradition and a feel-good Hollywood tale of redemption. Now that 75 years have passed [...]

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Iowa History 101 – Camping While Black

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Join Sarah Eikleberry of St. Ambrose University to explore the ways Black communities in the Midwest forged access to residential summer camps, a practice that was evolving into a quintessential experience of American childhood in 1925-1950.

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