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    Fashion Piracy in the 1930s

    Professor Sara Marcketti talked about the creation of the Fashion Originators Guild of America in the 1930s, and why why fashion is not given copyright protections. The Fashion…

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    Book Discussion on Supreme City

    Donald Miller talked about his book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. He spoke in Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square as part of the 2015…

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    Book Discussion on Savage Harvest

    Carl Hoffman, contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, talked about his book, Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for…

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    Book Discussion on Hell on Wheels

    Professor David Blanke talked about his book, Hell on Wheels: The Promise and Peril of America’s Car Culture, 1900-1940, about the importance of the automobile to American culture and…

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    Post-World War I and Modernism

    Professor Charles Holden talked about the modernist art movement, labor unrest, race riots, the “Red Scare,” and other destabilizing events that he argues characterized the…

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    Cowboys After the Civil War

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill,…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Book Discussion on The Cosmetic Gaze

    Professor Bernadette Wegenstein talked about her book, The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Book Discussion on Abandoned America

    Matthew Christopher talked about his book Abandoned America: the Age of Consequnces, in which he documents, through photographs, the ruins of the American civilization (schools, prisons,…

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    LBJ Presidential Library Exhibit, Sixty from the '60s

    Museum Curator Michael MacDonald talked about the “Sixty from the '60s” exhibit in the LBJ Presidential Library. The exhibit featured iconic photographs, historic objects…

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    Book Discussion on Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world…

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    Free Market Economics and Morality

    The Reverend Robert Sirico talked about the free market, conservative values, and morality. He said that government should be the resource of last resort. Discussion on the…

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    Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly

    Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question of whether the American Dream is still attainable. Video clips released the previous evening were…

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    White House Christmas Decorations

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military veterans and their families to the White House for a preview of the Christmas decorations. She described the various ways the decorations paid…

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    Book Discussion on Houses of Civil War America

    Hugh Howard talked about his book, Houses of Civil War America, about the homes of notable Civil War-era figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, and Frederick…

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    Book Discussion on Losing Our Way

    Bob Herbert talked about his book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, in which he profiles people he met along his journey across the U.S. following the end of his…

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    Book Discussion on Refrigerator Rights

    Professor Glenn Sparks talked about the book he co-wrote, Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships, about how social and technological changes disrupt personal…

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    Book Discussion on Bourbon Street: A History

    Richard Campanella talked about his book, Bourbon Street: A History, about the cultural history of New Orleans' most famous street from the colonial period through today. He spoke at the…

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