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  • emWhat Is Slaveryem
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    What Is Slavery?

    Brenda Stevenson talked about her book, What is Slavery?. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • emIn Defianceem
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    In Defiance

    Susan Stessin Cohn talked about her book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831. In her book, Ms. Cohn uses the text of runaway slave notices to describe the life…

  • emRemembering the Power of Wordsem
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    Remembering the Power of Words

    Former state senator Avel Gordly talked about her book, Remembering the Power of Words, in which she describes the challenges and struggles she faced growing up as an African American in Portland in the 1950s and…

  • emBlack Gothamem
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    Black Gotham

    Carla Peterson recounts the lives of black elites in New York City in the 19th century. Professor Peterson examines a community of black New Yorkers, which included her ancestors, prior to the…

  • emThe Great War and the Culture of the New Negroem
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    The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

    Mark Whalan talked about his book The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro, in which he examines the culture and lives of African Americans during World War I. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Karl Jacoby Discusses emThe Strange Career of William Ellisem
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    The Strange Career of William Ellis

    Karl Jacoby talked about his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. He spoke at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival.

  • Authors Discuss Slavery
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    Panel Discussion on Slavery

    Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade; Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The…

  • emOpening Dayem
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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

  • emThe Presidents Kitchen Cabinetem
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    The President's Kitchen Cabinet

    Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he…

  • 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…

  • Colson Whitehead Discusses emThe Underground Railroadem
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    The Underground Railroad

    Colson Whitehead talked about his novel, The Underground Railroad, that re-imagines the Underground Railroad. His book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He spoke at the 33rd annual…

  • emTruevineem
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    Beth Macy talked about her book, Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Question: A True Story of the Jim Crow South. In 1899, George and Willie Muse were taken form their home and sold into the circus. For the next…

  • emNever Caughtem
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    Never Caught

    Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a…

  • Daina Ramey Berry Discusses emThe Price for Their Pound of Fleshem
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    The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, in which she examines the economic…

  • Open Phones with Ibram Kendi
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    Open Phones with Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi talked about his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He also responded to viewer comments and questions on race in America. He…

  • Panel Discussion on Slavery in America
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    Panel Discussion on Slavery in America

    Panelists talked about slavery in America. Panelists included Ibram Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; Andres Resendez, author…

  • Margot Lee Shetterly Discusses emHidden Figuresem
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    Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly talked about her book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, in which she recalls a…

  • emThe Original Black Eliteem
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    The Original Black Elite

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era, in which she recalls the rise and fall of America’s black elite,…

  • emCape Fear Risingem
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    Cape Fear Rising

    Philip Gerard talked about his novel, Cape Fear Rising, about an 1898 insurrection in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the decades following the Civil War, Wilmington became destination for the middle class African…

  • Patrick Phillips Discusses emBlood at the Rootem
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    Blood at the Root

    Patrick Phillips talked about his book Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, in which he recalls the murder of a young girl in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912 and the…

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