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  • Writings of Mark Twain
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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
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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…

    3,434 views
  • Writings of B Washington and Du Bois
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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…

    3,203 views
  • Black Elk
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    Black Elk

    Ms. Black Elk spoke about her great grandfather, his impact on U.S. history, Native American history, and tribal culture.

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  • Writings of Willa Cather
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    Writings of Willa Cather

    Guests examined the history of westward expansion, life on the plains, and the Progressive Era through the writings of Willa Cather. Cather authored several novels featuring characters and themes…

    1,974 views
  • Writings of Edith Wharton
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    Writings of Edith Wharton

    Guests examined the history of the Gilded Age through the writings of Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country and Ethan Frome. Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence in 1920, with the story taking…

    2,338 views
  • Henry Adams Through Art
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    Henry Adams Through Art

    As part of a conference titled, “Henry Adams and the Need to Know,” the participants discussed Professor Maine’s paper on “Henry Adams Through Art” followed by audience participation. The…

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  • Writings of Henry Adams
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    Writings of Henry Adams

    The program looks at the Gilded Age with an exploration of the works of Henry Adams, including his Pulitzer Prize winning "The Education of Henry Adams". Adams was the great-grandson of John Adams and…

    944 views
  • The New England Roots of WEB DuBois
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    The New England Roots of W.E.B. DuBois

    Professor Bracey talked about how living in New England affected W.E.B. DuBois’s life, career and writings.

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  • Willa Cather and the University of Nebraska
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    Willa Cather and the University of Nebraska

    Ms. Ronning described Willa Cather’s experiences as a student at the University of Nebraska.

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  • Willa Cather Scholarly Edition
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    Willa Cather Scholarly Edition

    Ms. Rosowski talked about the life and writings of Willa Cather. She explained about the scholarly edition, text plus supplementary material, and how it was compiled.

    249 views
  • Willa Cather Letters
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    Willa Cather Letters

    Ms. Hodson talked about the collection of Willa Cather’s letters and the restrictions placed on the material by Cather’s will.

    78 views
  • Mark Twain House
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    Mark Twain House

    Mr. Boyer talked about the 17 years Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) lived in Connecticut. He wrote most of his books here. Scenes inside the house were shown.

    287 views
  • Henry Adams and the Life of the Mind
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    Henry Adams and the Life of the Mind

    As part of a conference titled, “Henry Adams and the Need to Know,” scholars discussed and compared their work on “Henry Adams and the Life of the Mind.” They also responded to audience…

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  • emThe Education of Henry Adamsem
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    The Education of Henry Adams

    Professor Morris wrote the introduction to the new Modern Library edition of Henry Adams' autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams. The autobiography was named the greatest work of U.S.…

    255 views
  • Henry Adams and the World
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    Henry Adams and the World

    As part of a conference titled, “Henry Adams and the Need to Know,” the participants discussed Professor Lagayette’s paper on “Henry Adams and the World,” followed by audience…

    143 views
  • Adams National Historical Park
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    Adams National Historical Park

    Ms. Cobble talked about the Adams Historical Park, the house, its library, and the garden.

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    The Session

    A quote was read from Henry Adams' book, The Session. Donald Ritchie talked about Henry Adams writing as a political correspondent for a magazine in late 1860s, and compared him with other…

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  • Booker T Washington
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    Booker T. Washington

    Ms. Clifford, the granddaughter of Book T. Washington, talked about his importance in U.S. history and the reaction to his death.

    472 views
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Home
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    Harriet Beecher Stowe Home

    Ms. Kane talked about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home where the Center is located. She also talked about Stowe’s writing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and her subsequent celebrity.

    217 views
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