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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America’s in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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    Dr. Benjamin Rush

    Historian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who espoused equal rights for women, the abolition of slavery, and free health care and public education.

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    Continental Army at Valley Forge

    Co-authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin talked about their book. Valley Forge, and described how the defeated and demoralized Continental Army lasted through the harsh winter of 1777 and 1778 while encamped a day’s ride from British occupied Philadelphia. They told sometimes humorous stories about key leaders including George Washington, Baron von Steuben, and John Laurens, who held the troops together despite disease and desertions, while also preparing the army for battle. This hour-long talk is part a weekly reading series held at the New York City bar and grill, The Half King.

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    Historian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill.

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    Joseph Kelly, literature professor at the College of Charleston, provided a history of the Jamestown colony.

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    Q&A with Douglas Brinkley, Edna Medford and Russell Shorto

    Historians Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford, and Russell Shorto talked about what it means to be an American.

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    Down to the Crossroads

    The March Against Fear was the final march of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. In his book, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear, author Aram Goudsouzian explained what happened during that march, which began in Memphis in June of 1966.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Memphis, Tennessee, from September 15-21, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

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    Interview with Ibtihaj Muhammad

    BookTV talked with Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim-American to medal at the Olympic Games.

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    The Perfectionists

    Simon Winchester provided a history of technology, from the Industrial Revolution to today.

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    Alice Paul and the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade

    Author Rebecca Roberts told the story of women suffragists, led by Alice Paul, who marched from Capitol Hill to the White House in 1913. The parade, which took place the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration and attracted huge crowds, caused an uproar along Pennsylvania Avenue. Many marchers were harassed and injured. While the march earned the suffragists national attention, it took them seven more years to earn the right to vote with passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum hosted this event.

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