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  • Writings of Ernest Hemingway
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    Writings of Ernest Hemingway

    From Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, the guests talked about his life and writings, and how the history of the 1920s and 1930s was characterized in his novels and short stories, with…

  • Thomas Paine and Revolutionary History
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    Thomas Paine and Revolutionary History

    The panelists talked about Thomas Paine and his role in the Revolutionary War. They focused on Paine’s role as author, solider and founding father. Following their prepared remarks they…

  • Abolition Discussion
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    Abolition Discussion

    Participants talked about the abolition movement, the role that Harriet Beecher Stowe played in the movement, the legacy of abolition, and race relations following the abolition of slavery.…

  • Writings of Hughes and Hurston
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    Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great Depression. During that time, a group of…

  • Zora Neale Hurston Hometown Tour
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    Zora Neale Hurston Hometown Tour

    A C-SPAN school bus crew toured author Zora Neale Hurston’s hometown of Eatonville, Florida and talked to residents about the town and her experiences there.

  • Emerson and Thoreau Collections
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    Emerson and Thoreau Collections

    Ms. Wilson described the collections of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau materials held by the library. Emerson was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the library.

  • Writings of Abraham Lincoln
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    Writings of Abraham Lincoln

    Scholars and guests examined the final stages of the Civil War and beginning of the Reconstruction era through the writings of President Abraham Lincoln. They paid particular attention to…

  • emHouse of the Seven Gablesem
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    House of the Seven Gables

    Professor Schultz led a book club discussion of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables. She also talked about Hawthorne’s career and writings and meaning of the novel.

  • Writings of Lewis and Clark
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    Writings of Lewis and Clark

    The history of westward expansion was examined through the writings of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Lewis and Clark led an expedition to explore the West following the Louisiana Purchase.…

  • Writings of Mark Twain
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    Writings of Mark Twain

    Guests examined the history of post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and race relations through the writings of Mark Twain. Ms. Fishkin is the author of Lighting Out for the…

  • Interview About Hemingway
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    Interview About Hemingway

    Mariel Hemingway talked about her grandfather, author Ernest Hemingway, and about being a member of the Hemingway family. Among the issues she addressed were his body of work, his family…

  • William F Buckley Jr Interview
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    William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He talked about the history of…

  • Writings of Black Elk
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    Writings of Black Elk

    Guests examined the history of the Plains Indian in the late-nineteenth century, the policy of Indian removal, and warfare between the U.S. and various tribes. Black Elk wrote Black Elk Speaks…

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

    A portion of a Booknotes program featuring Lynn Sherr was shown. She is the author of Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in her Own Words, published by Times Books. Ms. Sherr talked about the role of…

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton Portrayal
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton Portrayal

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, portrayed by Ms. Stearns, talked about her role as a pioneer in the women’s rights movement. She was one of the organizers of the first women’s rights convention in…

  • Writings of Halberstam and Sheehan
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    Writings of Halberstam and Sheehan

    From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam talked about their involvement in the Vietnam War. The two authors discussed the military struggle…

  • American Writers Season Two
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    Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Guests talked about the life, works and legacy of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in an effort to learn about the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. “The Jazz Age,” which F. Scott Fitzgerald coined, or the…

  • Steinbecks Cannery Row
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    Steinbeck's Cannery Row

    Mr. Hemp talked about Cannery Row in Monterey, John Steinbeck’s novels, and Steinbeck’s treatment of labor issues during the Great Depression.

  • Writings of James Baldwin
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    Writings of James Baldwin

    From the library of DeWitt Clinton High School, guests examined racism in America and the rise of the civil rights movement through the life and writings of social critic James Baldwin. Dr.…

  • Writings of B Washington and Du Bois
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    Writings of B. Washington and Du Bois

    Guests examined the history of the early struggle for civil rights and the development of modern black culture through the writings of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Among the topics…

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