Book Discussion on The Day Wall Street Exploded

A roundtable discussion was held on Beverly Gage’s book The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terrorread more

A roundtable discussion was held on Beverly Gage’s book The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror (Oxford University Press, USA, 2009). The book examines the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. The panelists considered Professor Gage’s re-examination of the nature of class struggles, left-wing social movements, and violence and repression from the Gilded age to the immediate post-World War I years. Topics included connections made between the first Red Scare and the current war on terrorism. Three historians presented their papers on the issues raised in the book and the Professor Johnson’s son reported on the book’s suitability for a general audience. Professor Gage also commented on the discussion about her book, her first one. Then the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Green chaired. 

This “Book Roundtable on Beverly Gage’s The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror” was a session of the 125th annual meeting of the American Historical Association, held at the Hynes Convention Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Beverly Gage Associate Professor Yale University->History Department
  • James R. Green Professor University of Massachusetts, Boston->History and Labor Studies
  • Isaac Johnston Student Sager Solomon Schechter Middle School (Northbrook, IL)->8th Grade
  • Robert D. Johnston Associate Professor University of Illinois at Chicago->History Department
  • Mark A. Lause Professor University of Cincinnati->History Department
  • Chad Pearson Lecturer University of Alabama in Huntsville->History Department
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Book Discussion on The Day Wall Street Exploded

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 24, 2011

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  • Jan 15, 2011 | 11:47am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2011 | 6:48pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2011 | 7:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 22, 2011 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 23, 2011 | 4:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2011 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
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