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Archive for November, 1996

Searching for the Promised Land: History of Jews in Virginia
November 29th, 1996 - (0 Comments)

Jews were among the earliest settlers in Virginia, and they have played a pivotal role in Virginia history. Oddly, their history is seldom told. In this Hanukkah special, Myron Berman, author of Richmond’s Jewry; University of Virginia historian Phyllis Leffler, co-author of To Seek The Peace of the City: Jewish Life in Charlottesville; and Virginia Commonwealth University historian Mel Urofsky discuss the often overlooked story […]

The First Thanksgiving and Virginia’s Native American Tribes
November 23rd, 1996 - (0 Comments)

William and Mary historian James Axtell joins Old Dominion University anthropologist Helen Rountree for a lively look at early colonist-Indian relations in the towns of Plymouth, Mass., and Jamestown, Va. Also: Reporter Andy Washburg examines claims to the first Thanksgiving. Most people think the Pilgrims at Plymouth hold that honor. But some Virginians contend it happened here first—and they […]

So Sue Me: The Demise of Common-Sense Law
November 16th, 1996 - (0 Comments)

Clogged court dockets and multi-million dollar settlements are just two troubling signs of our litigious society. George Mason University law professor David Bertsein says we need more-focused laws that specifically spell out awards and sentences. Paul D. Camp Community College professor David Lydick says just the opposite: Judges should have wide discretion to determine the outcome of cases. Together […]

Humbling Empires: U.S. Efforts to Defeat the Axis Powers
November 9th, 1996 - (0 Comments)

Part I: Old Dominion University historian Carl Boyd, author of Hitler’s Japanese Confident, discusses how the U.S. cracked the Japanese diplomatic code and intercepted critical communications about Nazi activities and attitudes sent from Berlin to Tokyo. Part II: Historians Larry Bland of Virginia Military Institute, curator of the Marshall Museum, and Ken Werrell of Radford, author of Blankets of Fire: The B-29 Bombing Campaign Over Japan, discuss […]

Political Literacy: What Americans Should Know Before Voting
November 2nd, 1996 - (0 Comments)

On Tuesday this week, millions of Americans will cast their votes to elect our nations’ leader. Yet many Americans know little about politics, and the blurring of lines between party positions on controversial issues has done little to help. George Mason University historian and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Roger Wilkins joins Virginia Commonwealth University political scientist Scott Keeter, author […]