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    Book Discussion on The Bill of the Century

    Clay Risen talked about his book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he recounts the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In his book, the…

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    150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    A panel discussion was held on the concept of “freedom” and the differences between freedom, privilege, and emancipation. African-American attitudes on feelings of…

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    Book Discussion on The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book The History of White People (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010). She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a program in the…

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    Book Discussion on The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter, American history professor emerita at Princeton University, presents a history of white race theory, an 18th century notion created by Northern Europeans that assigned…

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    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold…

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    In Depth with Nell Irvin Painter

    Author and historian Nell Irvin Painter was interviewed about her life, her career, and her body of writings. She responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail. Two video…

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    Book Discussion on Creating Black Americans

    Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, published by Oxford University Press. She talked…

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    Urban Education: Opening and History Panel

    Following opening remarks for the Detroit Educational Summit, panelists talked about urban issues, historical conditions affecting urban communities, and improving conditions in urban…

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    Writing History Vividly

    Moderated by Mr. Lamb, the panelists talk about the art of writing colorful narrative history. Robert Caro’s books include The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New…

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    Sojourner Truth Discussion

    Following a broadcast of the C-SPAN American Writers program on Sojourner Truth, panelists answered audience questions about the legacy of Sojourner Truth.

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    Writings of Sojourner Truth

    Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner Truth. She wrote an autobiography, with the help of…

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    Women Writing Women's Lives

    Women authors discussed the importance of writing biographies about women, and recounted some of their experiences pertaining to the researching and writing of women’s…

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    Life Portrait of Woodrow Wilson

    In the twenty-seventh in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Woodrow Wilson. Among the issues they discussed were his boyhood…

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    About Books Marathon

    Ms. Morris and Ms. Painter talked about their recent books and the experience of writing them as well as what they are reading. They also took viewer calls.

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    Book Discussion on Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

    Ms. Painter talked about her book Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol, published by W.W. Norton. It chronicles the life of Sojourner Truth, a former slave, who became a spokeswoman…

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