Book Discussion on Journals: 1952-2000
A panel of former friends and colleagues of the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., remembered the public historian as teacher, mentor, and… read more
A panel of former friends and colleagues of the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., remembered the public historian as teacher, mentor, and friend. They discussed his book Journals: 1952-2000, published that day by Penguin Press, and read excerpts from the book. Professor Basker moderated. Andrew Schlesinger made closing remarks.
The Gilder Lehrman Historians' Forum, “Arthur Schlesinger: A Life in History,” took place at the New York Historical Society.
Eric Foner, formerly the president of the Organization of American Historians, is the author of Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics. David Nasaw, the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. Louise Mirrer is the author of Women, Jews and Muslims in the Texts of Reconquest Castile, published by the University of Michigan Press. Andrew Schlesinger, with his brother Stephen, were co-editors of their father’s journals.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (October 15, 1917-February 28, 2007) was a renowned American historian, social critic, and the prolific author of numerous books including, most recently, War and the American Presidency. He twice won both the Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Jackson and A Thousand Days, and the National Book Award, also for A Thousand Days as well as Robert Kennedy and His Times. In 1998 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Basker, James G. President Gilder Lehrman Inst. of American History
- Foner, Eric Professor Columbia University->History
- Mirrer, Louise President and CEO New York Historical Society
- Nasaw, David Distinguished Professor City University of New York->Graduate Center
- Schlesinger, Andrew Son Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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