5,694May 7, 2001
Writings of Emerson and Thoreau
Guests discussed the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Emerson ...
3,922May 2, 2002
Shelby Foote on Faulkner
Mr. Foote talked about the writings of William Faulkner and his view of the South.
3,889Mar 19, 2001
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 ...
3,505May 5, 2002
Writings of William Faulkner
From Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s home, the guests talked about his life and his writings, focusing on the Yoknapatawpha County novels. A C-SPAN crew toured grounds and a few rooms ...
3,311Apr 28, 2002
Writings of John Steinbeck
From the National Steinbeck Center the guests talked about John Steinbeck’s life, his writings, and the times in which he lived. They also responded to audience telephone calls and talked ...
3,237Apr 21, 2002
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, ...
3,179Apr 14, 2002
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, ...
3,031Aug 6, 2001
Writings of Upton Sinclair
Guests talked about the history of the Progressive Era, the Industrial Revolution, and labor practices at the turn of the century through the Writings of Upton Sinclair. Sinclair’s The ...
2,413May 28, 2001
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 ...
2,409Jun 16, 2002
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 ...
2,290Jun 13, 2002
William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview
In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He talked about ...
2,194Jul 16, 2001
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 ...
2,185May 12, 2002
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 ...
2,120May 21, 2001
Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Guests talked about the history of the antebellum era, the transcendental movement, and national politics prior to the Civil War through the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne wrote ...
2,117Apr 2, 2001
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 ...
1,933Mar 31, 2002
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 ...
1,870Mar 26, 2001
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 ...
1,844Jun 25, 2001
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 ...
1,810Jul 10, 2001
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 ...
1,740Apr 16, 2001
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 ...
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