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  • emHarriet Tubman  The Road to Freedomem
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    Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

    Ms. Clinton talked about her book, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, published by Little Brown and Company. In the book, the author writes about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery. Ms.…

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  • emThe Word of the Lord Is Upon Meem
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    The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me

    Jonathan Rieder talked about his book, The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008). The book…

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  • emBenjamin Franklinem
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    Benjamin Franklin

    Edmund Morgan talked about his biography Benjamin Franklin, published by Yale University Press. Mr. Morgan explored the various contradictions in Franklin’s personality and the role he…

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    Churchill

    Mr. Lukacs talked about his biography Churchill: Visionary, Statesman, Historian, published by Yale University Press. It’s his assessment of Winston Churchill’s abilities as both a statesman and…

    341 views
  • emThe First American Benjamin Franklinem
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    The First American: Benjamin Franklin

    Following an introduction by a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor, Professor Brands talked about his biography The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, published by Doubleday.…

    564 views
  • emA Gentleman of Colorem
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    A Gentleman of Color

    Ms. Winch talked about her biography, A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten, published by Oxford University Press. She described Forten as a free man born in pre-Revolutionary War…

    213 views
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    The Counselors

    Elizabeth Vrato talked about her book The Counselors: Conversations with 18 Courageous Women Who Have Changed the World, published by Running Press. As part of her talk, Ms. Vrato discussed some of the…

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  • emCrypto Saving Privacy in the Digital Ageem
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    Crypto: Saving Privacy in the Digital Age

    Mr. Levy talked about his book Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government -- Saving Privacy in the Digital Age, published by Penguin Putnam. Mr. Levy asserts that cryptography, the use…

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    Hurricane

    Mr. Carter and Mr. Hirsch talked about their book Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter, published by Houghton Mifflin. Mr. Hirsch talked about his decision to write the book…

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    Required Reading

    Mr. Delbanco talked about his new book, Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now. The book looks at a wide variety of American writers who show that individuals can break free…

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