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  • emThe Blood of Emmett Tillem
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    The Blood of Emmett Till

    Timothy Tyson talked about his book The Blood of Emmett Till, in which he recalls the life and death of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year old African-American, who was tortured and killed in…

  • emDemocracy in Chainsem
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    Democracy in Chains

    Professor Nancy MacLean talked about her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, in which she examines the work of the late Nobel Prize-winning economist James McGill…

  • Benjamin Waterhouse Discusses emThe Land of Enterpriseem
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    The Land of Enterprise

    Professor Benjamin Waterhouse talked about his book The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States, in which he provides a history of business in America from colonial…

  • A Roger Ekirch Discusses emAmerican Sanctuaryem
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    American Sanctuary

    Professor A. Roger Ekirch talked about his book American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution, in which he recalls the extradition of Jonathan…

  • Henry Petroski Discusses emThe Road Takenem
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    The Road Taken

    Henry Petroski talked about his book The Road Taken: The History and future of America’s Infrastructure, in which he provides a history of America’s infrastructure and argues that the…

  • Kathleen Duval on emIndependence Lostem
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    Independence Lost

    Kathleen Duval talked about her book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of American Revolution, in which she examines the lives of people on Florida’s Gulf Coast during the American…

  • emThat Infernal Little Cuban Republicem
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    That Infernal Little Cuban Republic

    Lars Schoultz talked about the history of the U.S.-Cuban relationship. He focused on describing the failures of the previous 10 presidents in normalizing relationships with Cuba. He argued…

  • emThe Price of Silenceem
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    The Price of Silence

    William Cohan talked about his book, The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities, in which he recounts the 2006 Duke…

  • emPower to the Poorem
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    Power to the Poor

    Gordon Mantler talked about his book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, in which he recounts the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The…

  • emCrusade 20em
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    Crusade 2.0

    John Feffer talked about the resurgence of anti-Islamic sentiment in the West and reviewed the actions that the U.S. has taken against Muslim countries since September 11, 2001. Mr. Feffer…

  • emAmerican Wastelandem
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    American Wasteland

    Jonathan Bloom reports that close to half of the food produced in the United States goes to waste. Mr. Bloom explores why most food becomes refuse. According to the author each American…

  • emAmerican Beach Race Wealth and Memoryem
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    American Beach: Race, Wealth, and Memory

    Mr. Rymer talked about his book, American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory, published by HarperCollins. A journalist, he details the economic and social development of two black…

  • emA Feeling for Booksem
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    A Feeling for Books

    Ms. Radway talked about her new book, A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste and Middle-Class Desire. The book focuses on the history of the Book of the Month Club…