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  • emThis Great Struggleem
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    This Great Struggle

    Steven Woodworth, author of This Great Struggle: America’s Civil War, talked about how the history of the Civil War can be shared so that readers find the topic more approachable and interesting.…

  • emNevadas Great Recessionem
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    Nevada's Great Recession

    In their book, Nevada’s Great Recession: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Nevada Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall and author Elliot Parker reflected on the 2008 recession in Nevada, how the state economy has…

  • Author Research at Stanford University
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    Author Research at Stanford University

    Author John A. Farrell spoke about how he utilizes the Stanford University archives to research his next work, a biography on former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Coalesce Book Store
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    Coalesce Book Store

    Linna Thomas, founder and Coalesce bookstore owner, shared the history of her local staple as well as the bookstore’s role in the literary community. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

  • emLatinos in Pasadenaem
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    Latinos in Pasadena

    During a driving tour of Pasadena, California, Roberta Martinez, author of Latinos in Pasadena, explained the origins of Latinos in the area as well as the importance of their history. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • Author Michael Burlingames Writing Process
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    Author Michael Burlingame's Writing Process

    Author Michael Burlingame, the distinguished chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield, has written several books about President Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Burlingame talked about his writing…

  • emThe Sierra Nevada Before Historyem
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    The Sierra Nevada Before History

    Author Louise Jackson shared the ancient geological and early anthropological history of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains in her book, The Sierra Nevada Before History: Ancient Landscapes, Early Peoples.…

  • Annie R Mitchell History Room Collection
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    Annie R. Mitchell History Room Collection

    Librarian Jonathan Waltmire of the Tulare County Library shared historical items from the Annie R. Mitchell History Room Collection that tell the story of Tulare County and Visalia, California.…

  • University of California Riverside Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy
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    University of California Riverside Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    The University of California, Riverside Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy contains more than 300,000 items including 100,000 hardback and paperback books. Librarian JJ Jacobson highlighted…

  • emNative Americans of Riverside Countyem
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    Native Americans of Riverside County

    In the 19th century, the Colorado Desert lands became Riverside County, California, and was considered home to a diverse group of native people. Author Clifford Trafzer shared the story of these early Native…

  • Citrus Variety Collection
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    Citrus Variety Collection

    In the early 1900s, the Citrus Variety Collection and Citrus Experiment Station were established in Riverside, California to support the needs of the developing citrus industry in Southern…

  • emAn Impossible Dreamem
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    An Impossible Dream

    About 64 percent of the population of Memphis is African American, yet author Sharon Stanley argued that Memphis, like much of the country, has failed to fully integrate minority populations. In her book, An…

  • emCountry Soulem
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    Country Soul

    Memphis has a rich musical history tied to blues, rock and roll, and soul music. In his book, Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South, author Charles Hughes talked about Memphis'…

  • emFront Row Seat at the Circusem
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    Front Row Seat at the Circus

    Political journalist and author Jim Heath shared stories from the campaign trail and examined the current state of political journalism in his book, Front Row Seat at the Circus: One Journalist’s Journey…

  • Tom Pendergast Digital Collection
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    Tom Pendergast Digital Collection

    Jason Roe explained the goal of Kansas City Public Library’s “Kansas City During the Pendergast Era” digital collection and how its used to explore the life and influence of Tom Pendergast. Tom Pendergast was a…

  • emLone Star Leadersem
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    Lone Star Leaders

    In Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation, author James Riddlesperger examined the representatives that fueled Texas' political influence during the past 125 years.…

  • emBill Ratliffem
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    Bill Ratliff

    In his book, Bill Ratliff: A Profile in Courage, and Leadership in American Politics, author Robert Sterken examined the life and accomplishments of Texas Lieutenant Governor and State Senator Bill Ratliff.…

  • Western History Collections University of Oklahoma
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    Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma

    Lina Ortega, head of operations for the University of Oklahoma’s Western History Collections, highlighted artifacts from a collection that represents the development of the American West as well as Native…

  • Oklahoma Baptist University Library Gaskin Archives
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    Oklahoma Baptist University Library Gaskin Archives

    Paul Roberts, dean of Library Services at Oklahoma Baptist University, used artifacts from the Gaskin Archives to tell the story of Joseph S. Murrow, a settlement era missionary who fought for Native…

  • Hulston Civil War Library Collection
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    Hulston Civil War Library Collection

    Librarian Jeff Patrick of the Hulston Civil War Library shared some of Wilson’s Creek National Historic Battlefield’s most notable pieces, including rare soldier art, a Civil War surgeon’s manual, and a…

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