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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…

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    Interview with Paul Kengor, Part 2

    Professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article “The Great Forgotten Debate,” followed the May 15, 1967, CBS program Town Meeting of the World with concluding remarks. The CBS program…

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    Interview with Paul Kengor, Part 1

    Professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article “The Great Forgotten Debate,” previews the May 15, 1967 CBS program “Town Meeting of the World.” The CBS program included California…

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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…

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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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    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…

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    Victorian Culture

    Professor Akim Reinhardt talked about Victorian Era culture in the United States in the last half of the 19th century. He described the societal customs of the upper and emerging middle…

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    Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet

    Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was…

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    Q&A with Brad Snyder

    Professor Brad Snyder talked about his book, The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism, about a group of intellectuals who met regularly in…

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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.

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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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    The Book That Changed America

    Randall Fuller talked about his book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation, in which he examines the impact of the 1860 publication of Charles Darwin’s…

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    19th Century Chinese Immigration

    Professor Krystyn Moon talked about anti-immigration laws in the 19th century, focusing on Chinese immigrants. She described how an influx of Chinese immigrants on the West Coast during the…

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    Politics and Prohibition

    Panelists talked about the history and politics of prohibition. The panel spoke about the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century and the problems with enforcing and then…

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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”…

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    Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

    Robert Cottrell talked about his book Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture, in which he explores some of the people and movements that influenced the decade.…

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    John Bidwell and California

    Michael Magliari, co-author of John Bidwell and California: the Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841-1900, looks at the life of one of California’s earliest pioneers. Mr. Magliari spoke about John Bidwell’s…

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    Generations: History of America's Future

    The authors discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book is about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sort Americans into 18 generations, and…

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    Q&A with Thomas Sowell

    Thomas Sowell, who recently ended the syndicated column that he had for 25 years, talked about his life and career. He also talked about his love of photography, which he has been engaged…

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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…

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