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    Writings of Ernest Hemingway

    From Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, the guests talked about his life and writings, and how the history of the 1920s and 1930s was characterized in his novels and short stories, with…

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    Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great Depression. During that time, a group of…

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    Writings of Abraham Lincoln

    Scholars and guests examined the final stages of the Civil War and beginning of the Reconstruction era through the writings of President Abraham Lincoln. They paid particular attention to…

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    Writings of Lewis and Clark

    The history of westward expansion was examined through the writings of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Lewis and Clark led an expedition to explore the West following the Louisiana Purchase.…

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    Writings of Mark Twain

    Guests examined the history of post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and race relations through the writings of Mark Twain. Ms. Fishkin is the author of Lighting Out for the…

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    Writings of Black Elk

    Guests examined the history of the Plains Indian in the late-nineteenth century, the policy of Indian removal, and warfare between the U.S. and various tribes. Black Elk wrote Black Elk Speaks…

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    Writings of Halberstam and Sheehan

    From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam talked about their involvement in the Vietnam War. The two authors discussed the military struggle…

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    Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Guests talked about the life, works and legacy of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in an effort to learn about the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. “The Jazz Age,” which F. Scott Fitzgerald coined, or the…

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    Writings of James Baldwin

    From the library of DeWitt Clinton High School, guests examined racism in America and the rise of the civil rights movement through the life and writings of social critic James Baldwin. Dr.…

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    Writings of B. Washington and Du Bois

    Guests examined the history of the early struggle for civil rights and the development of modern black culture through the writings of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Among the topics…

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    Writings of Frederick Douglass

    Guests examined the history of slavery and freedom in 19th century America through the life and writings of Frederick Douglass. After escaping slavery, Douglass wrote Narrative of the Life…

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    Writings of Mary Chesnut

    Guests examined the social, political, and military history of the Civil War era from the perspective of the Confederacy through the writings of Mary Chesnut. Her journals detailed life in the…

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    Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Guests examined the history of slavery, abolitionism, and the antebellum era through the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Stowe, daughter of Congregationalist…

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    Writings of Sojourner Truth

    Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner Truth. She wrote an autobiography, with the help of Olive Gilbert,…

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    Writings of William Bradford

    Guests examined the history of the early Colonial period through the life and writings of William Bradford. Bradford was governor of the Massachusetts Colony and the author of the Mayflower Compact and Of…

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    Writings of Ernie Pyle

    Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here Is Your War, a…

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    Writings of Benjamin Franklin

    Guests examined the history of the pre-revolutionary era and Early Republic through the writings of Benjamin Franklin, publisher, scientist and early-American diplomat. Franklin wrote a number of…

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    Writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Guests examined the history of the women’s rights movement and 19th century social relations through the writing of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Ms. Stanton drafted the Declaration of Sentiments adopted at the first women’s…

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    Writings of Ayn Rand

    From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the mid-1930s to post-World War II through the life and writings of…

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    Writings of Thomas Paine

    Guests examined the history of the American Revolution and Early Republic through the writings of Thomas Paine. His Common Sense and The Age of Reason were influential in shaping republican…

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