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  • emAutomating Inequalityem
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    Automating Inequality

    Virginia Eubanks argued that data mining, algorithms, and automated systems have been used to negatively impact poor and working class people. She was joined in conversation by Kathryn…

  • emThese United Statesem
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    These United States

    Professors Glenda Gilmore and Thomas Sugrue talked about their book These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present, in which they examine the events that have defined the…

  • Chris Hedges on emWages of Rebellionem
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    Wages of Rebellion

    Chris Hedges talked about his book Wages of Rebellion, in which he looks at stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history to illuminate the causes of revolution and…

  • emLines of Descentem
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    Lines of Descent

    Kwame Anthony Appiah talked about his book, Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity, in which he recounts W.E.B. Du Bois' time spent as a student at the University of…

  • emTried by War Abraham Lincoln as CommanderinChiefem
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    Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

    James McPherson talked about his book, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, and responded to audience members questions. The book is a look at President Lincoln as a military…

  • emThe Dynamite Clubem
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    The Dynamite Club

    John Merriman talked about his book The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siecle Paris Ignited the Age of Modern Terror (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; February 12, 2009). In his book Professor…

  • emThe Presidency of George W Bushem
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    The Presidency of George W. Bush

    Julian Zelizer, history and public affairs professor at Princeton University, presents a historical assessment of the two-term presidency of George W. Bush. Mr. Zelizer, the editor of The…

  • emThroes of Democracyem
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    Throes of Democracy

    Pulitzer Prize winning historian Walter McDougall read selections from and talked about his book, Throes of Democracy. Throes recounts a history of the United States from 1829 to 1877. The second…

  • emRed Cloud at Dawnem
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    Red Cloud at Dawn

    Michael Gordin talked about his book Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September 29, 2009). In his book Michael Gordin, history of science…

  • emJailhouse Lawyersem
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    Jailhouse Lawyers

    Former Black Panther Party member and death row inmate presented the practices and cases of prisoners defending other prisoners in the U.S. court system. He was calling from prison to…

  • emIran A People Interruptedem
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    Iran: A People Interrupted

    The author talked about his book, Iran: A People Interrupted, published by New Press. He described the history of Iran going back two hundred years, including the reform movements that have…

  • emWe Who Are Dark  The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarityem
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    We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity

  • emThe Last Days of Publishingem
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    The Last Days of Publishing

    Mr. Engelhardt talked about his book, The Last Days of Publishing: A Novel, published by the University of Massachusetts Press. The book follows the tribulations of a fictional editor as he…

  • emWith Liberty For Someem Imprisonment in US
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    With Liberty For Some: Imprisonment in U.S.

    Mr. Christianson read from his book, With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America, published by Northeastern University Press, and answered audience questions. The book…