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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

David Kennedy

David KennedyDavid Kennedy is the Donald J. Mclachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, and founding director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on American history, including Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (1999), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize. He received the OAH Distinguished Service Award in 2007.

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The Great Depression: Causes, Impact, Consequence

This lecture was sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, the Center for Midwestern Studies and the University of Missouri-Kansas City History Department, as the keynote address of the Wide Open Town Symposium in April 2016. Recorded by the Kansas City Public Library. (Speaker begins at 21:00.)

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