Washington History Seminars: 2018

January 2018

Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015: January 8, 2018

    Melvyn Leffler, University of Viriginia

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy: January 22, 2018

    Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown University

February  2018

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America: February 5, 2018

    Ibram Kendi, American University

March 2018

The Class of ’74: March 5, 2018

    John Lawrence, University of California’s Washington Center

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941: March 12, 2018

    Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University

The Age of Eisenhower: March 26, 2018

    William Hitchcock, University of Virginia

April 2018

Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968: April 9, 2018

    Samuel Walker, Independent Scholar

The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America: April 30, 2018

    Edward Ayers, University of Richmond

May 2018

A Life in Law: Tales from 20th Century Women Lawyers: May 7, 2018

    Jill Norgren, City University of New York

September 2018

The Anti-American Politics of John Le Carré: September 5, 2018 

  Adam Sisman, Independent Scholar

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World: September 11, 2018 

  Adam Tooze, Columbia University

October  2018

God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America: October 1, 2018 

  Samuel Goldman, George Washington University

Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy: October 15, 2018

Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown University

November 2018

Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist: November 26, 2018 

  Laura Beers, American University

December 2018

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America: December 3, 2018 

  Emily Dufton, Independent Scholar

The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990: December 10, 2018 

  Sarah Snyder, American University and Nicolas Badalassi, Institut d’Etudes politques

Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel: December 17, 2018 

  Adam Howard, U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian