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    • Jane Sherrod Singer interview, 2005

    • Political violence - Confederate States of America - History; Political violence - United States - History - 19th century; Subversive activities - Confederate States of America - History; Subversive activities - United States - History - 19th...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer discusses her book, “The Confederate Dirty War.” She begins by explaining that Canada and England secretly supported the Confederacy during The Civil War. She talks about Confederate plans for biological warfare,...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes...
    • Nigey Lennon interview, 1991 July

    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Homes and haunts - California; Bohemianism - California - History - 19th century; Authors, American - 19th century - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; California - Intellectual life - 19th century;...
    • Nigey spends the first segment of the interview discussing Twain’s experiences in California and the American West. Nigey believes that Twain’s experiences as a “frontier” journalist nurtured his literary skills because frontier journalism...
    • Thomas Keneally interview

    • Irish - English-speaking countries - History; Civilization, Modern - Irish influences; Irish - Foreign countries - History; Ireland - Civilization - 19th century; Ireland - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his book, “The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World.” Keneally describes Australia as a place for British and Irish dissidents. He shares that women were sent to Australia for...
    • Debora Silverman interview, 2001 January

    • Art, Modern - 19th century - Exhibitions; Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Travel - England - London; Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Exhibitions
    • Debora Silverman discusses her book, “Van Gogh and Gauguin: the Search for Sacred Art.” Silverman explains that the book analyzes the lives and works of the painters, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. She argues that the relationship between...
    • Ross King interview

    • Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883 - Criticism and interpretation; Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 - Criticism and interpretation; Painting, French - 19th century; Impressionism (Art) - France; Art and society - France - Paris - History - 19th...
    • Ross King discusses his book, “The Judgment of Paris.” He begins by explaining Impressionist art in the 1860s and says that the word ‘impressionist’ was derogatory. He shares that the fathers of great artists like Claude Monet, Paul...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s...
    • Emily C. Rose interview

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1800-1933; Germany - Rural conditions; Germany - Ethnic relations; Rose, Emily C. - Family; Jews, German - Illinois - Chicago - History - 19th century
    • Emily C. Rose discusses her book, “Portraits of Our Past.” She begins by talking about her own German-Jewish background, and how she became interested in researching her family after seeing two portraits hanging at her grandmother’s house. ...
    • Peter Shaw interview, 1994 September

    • American literature - 19th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Criticism - United States - History - 20th century; Literature and history - United States
    • Peter Shaw discusses his book, “Recovering American Literature.” He begins by explaining the different ways in which readers and critics interpret literature. He talks about several works from important American authors such as, “The...
    • Arthur Wertheim interview

    • Vaudeville - United States - History - 19th century; Vaudeville - United States - History - 20th century
    • Arthur Wertheim discusses his book, “Vaudeville Wars.” He begins by describing the history of vaudeville and how it had been around since the 1700s. He talks about the first modern day vaudeville circuit started by B. F. Keith and Edward...
    • James Clavell interview, 1993 June

    • British - Japan - Fiction; Japan - History - 19th century - Fiction
    • James Clavell discusses his book, “James Clavell's Gai-Jin.” Clavell talks about the plot of the book, set in Yokohama, Japan in 1862. Clavell describes the different attitudes of the gai-jin, which means “foreigners,” and the Japanese. ...
    • Nalo Hopkinson interview, 2003

    • Mary, of Egypt, Saint - Fiction; Duval, Jeanne - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Spirit possession - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Prostitutes - Fiction; Goddesses - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction; France - Fiction; Egypt - Fiction
    • Nalo Hopkinson discusses her novel, “The Salt Roads.” She talks about how she covers several periods of history in her book including 18th century Haiti, 19th century France, and 4th century Egypt. She describes slave revolts in Haiti....
    • Marjorie Fasman interview

    • Courtship - England - Fiction; England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction
    • Marjorie Fasman discusses her novel, “The Diary of Henry Fitzwilliam Darcy.” She begins by explaining that the book is from the point of view of Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice.” She says that she decided to...

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