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Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is an independent research library, specializing in the humanities and located in Chicago, Illinois, that has been free and open to the public since 1887. Its collections encompass a variety of topics related to the history and cultural production of Western Europe and the Americas over the last six centuries. Core collection strengths support research in several subject areas, including maps, travel, and exploration; music from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century; early contact between Western colonizers and Indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere; the personal papers of twentieth-century American journalists; the history of printing; and genealogy and local history. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Newberry Library has hosted 17 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1996 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2007 with an average of 4,383 views per video. Most appearances with Jim Grossman (2), Daniel Greene (2), James R. Grossman (2). Most common tags: U.S. History, About Books, Lincoln, Abraham.

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    Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

    Douglas Winiarski discussed his book Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in…

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    Freed Slaves and Native Americans

    Alaina Roberts discussed her new book, “I’ve Been Here All the While - Black Freedom on Native Land,” in which she uses…

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    Barrio America

    Penn State University History Professor A.K. Sandoval-Strausz talked about his book, Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants…

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    Journalist Ben Austen reported on public housing in the U.S., retracing the development and demolition of Chicago’s…

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