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This fall, C-SPAN launches a new series, Books That Shaped America. We're partnering with the Library of Congress to explore key works from American history that have had a major impact on society. These books have provoked thought, have been best sellers, have led to significant public policy changes, and are still talked about today. More

Our series will mark the various eras of American history and feature a diverse mix of stories and authors. They include Thomas Paine's Common Sense, the first autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Willa Cather's My Ántonia, Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman and The Words of César Chávez. Programs will feature studio guests, your comments, and visits to key locations around the country related to these famous books and their authors.

Our 10-week series will air LIVE on Mondays, starting September 18 at 9pm ET on C-SPAN.