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  • emThe Best Land Under Heavenem
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    The Best Land Under Heaven

    Michael Wallis talked about his book, The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny, his history of America’s westward expansion through the ill-fated journey…

  • Underground Railroad Conductors
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    Underground Railroad Conductors

    Historians talked about Underground Railroad conductors and spy rings operating between New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. The event was part of the annual National Underground Railroad…

  • emNever Been a Timeem
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    Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, published by Walker and Company. The book recounts…

  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
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    Statue of Liberty National Monument

    National Park Service Ranger Chris Mullin gave a tour of Liberty Island and talked about the history of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Tudor Place Historic House
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    Tudor Place Historic House

    Grant Quertermous gave a tour of Tudor Place, the former home of Thomas Peter and his wife, Martha Parke Custis Peter, the granddaughter of Martha Washington. Six generations of the Peter…

  • American Revolution 1760 to 1778
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    American Revolution 1760 to 1778

    Scott Stephenson gave a tour of the Museum of the American Revolution’s core collection, featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778.

  • QA with David McCullough
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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a selection of his speeches going back to 1989.

  • Heurich Brewing Company
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    Heurich Brewing Company

    Kimberly Bender talked about the Heurich House, built by German immigrant Christian Heurich who started a successful brewing company in 1872. Ms. Bender explained the effects of Prohibition…

  • Heurich Family and Brewmasters Castle
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    Heurich Family and Brewmaster's Castle

    Kimberly Bender gave a tour of the Heurich House in Washington, D.C. The mansion, also called the Brewmaster’s Castle, was built by Christian Heurich, a German immigrant who started a…

  • Staatsburg and the Gilded Age
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    Staatsburg and the Gilded Age

    Pamela Malcolm talked about the Gilded Age in the Hudson River Valley and how some of the area’s wealthiest families lived during that time. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • emGrownUp Angerem
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    Grown-Up Anger

    Daniel Wolff talked about his book, Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913, about the 1913 Italian Hall disaster in Calumet,…

  • emYoung Radicalsem
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    Young Radicals

    Jeremy McCarter talked about his book, Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.…

  • 1967 Detroit Riots and Journalism
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    1967 Detroit Riots and Journalism

    Journalists talked about the 1967 riots in cities across the country, the Kerner report, and how those events affected the practice of journalism. In 1967, African Americans rioted in…

  • New York Citys Bellevue Hospital
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    New York City's Bellevue Hospital

    David Oshinsky talked about his book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital. New York City’s Bellevue hospital was founded in 1736 and is the…

  • Appalachia in the American Imagination
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    Appalachia in the American Imagination

    Professor Benjamin Bankhurst talked about Appalachia in the American imagination. He described how the regional stereotype has changed over time, from the view of “backwards hillbillies”…

  • emMadness Rules the Hourem
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    Madness Rules the Hour

    Paul Starobin talked about his book Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War, in which he recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the…

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89
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    Q&A with Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Mr. Brzezinski recently wrote Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower, published by Basic Books. He talked about his book, his time in politics, and his…

  • Daniel Sharfstein Discusses emThunder in the Mountainsem
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    Thunder in the Mountains

    Professor Daniel Sharfstein talked about his book Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War, in which he recalls the Nez Perce Wars of the late 19th…

  • History of Newspaper Boys
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    History of Newspaper Boys

    Historian Vincent DiGirolamo talked about about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. This interview took place at…

  • emThe Roebling Legacyem
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    The Roebling Legacy

    Clifford Zink talked about his book The Roebling Legacy, in which he recounts the history of the Roebling family and its role in the industrial revolution in Trenton, New Jersey. The man behind the…

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