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  • emThe Broken Heart of Americaem
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    The Broken Heart of America

    Harvard University African American studies professor Walter Johnson looked at race and class issues in America through the history of St. Louis. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard…

  • emThese Truthsem
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    These Truths

    New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore talked about her one-volume history of the United States.

  • Randall Fuller Discusses emThe Book That Changed Americaem
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    The Book That Changed America

    Randall Fuller talked about his book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation, in which he examines the impact of the 1860 publication of Charles Darwin’s…

  • emThe Wilderness of Ruinem
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    The Wilderness of Ruin

    Roseanne Montillo talked about her book The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer, in which she recounts the search for the serial…

  • emThe Half Has Never Been Toldem
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    The Half Has Never Been Told

    Edward Baptist talked about his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, in which he contends that slavery drove the United States' transformation…

  • emWhite House Burningem
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    White House Burning

    Simon Johnson and James Kwak talked about the history of U.S. debt and the impact it would have on future generations. They also argued that the debt problems could be solved without…

  • emA Consumers Republic The Politics of Mass Consumptionem
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    A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption

    Ms. Cohen talked about her book A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America, published by Knopf. In the book, the author writes that after World War II, most…