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    • Elinor Lenz interview

    • Feminism - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980 -
    • Elinor Lenz discusses her book, The Feminization of America, which explores the impact of women's values and feminism on American's lives, both in the public and private spheres. Lenz begins the interview revealing how birth control leads to a...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Uri Herscher interview, 1987

    • Agricultural colonies - United States - History; Jewish farmers - United States - History; Jews - United States - History
    • Rabbi Uri Herscher discusses his books, “The East European Jewish Experience in America,” and “Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910.” He begins by talking about his position as the executive Vice President of Hebrew Union College in...
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker interview, 1985 October

    • United States - Social life and customs - 1971- - Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker discuss their book, “The History of White People in America.” They begin by explaining that the book is a satire on white culture in America, and how some Caucasian customs can differ from other racial groups’. They...
    • Louise Bernikow interview, 1986 May

    • Social isolation; Single people - United States; Loneliness - United States
    • Louise Bernikow discusses her book, “Alone in America.” She begins by explaining that she traveled around America asking people what loneliness meant to them. She talks about how work often takes over a person’s romantic life. She talks about...
    • Louise Bernikow interview, 1986 May

    • Social isolation; Single people - United States; Loneliness - United States
    • Louise Bernikow discusses her book, “Alone in America: The Search for Companionship.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the loneliness and social isolation many people feel living in America. She talks about what to do when eating...
    • Brad Gooch interview, 2002

    • Gooch, Brad, 1952-; Spirituality - United States; United States - Religion
    • Brad Gooch discusses his book, “Godtalk.” He begins by explaining the new religious phenomenon of Urbantia, a book that was supposedly sent down to a farmer in Chicago by aliens in the 1920s. He talks about traveling around America and how he...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • Carlos Fuentes interview, 1992 April

    • Spain - Civilization; Spain - Colonies - America; Spain - Latin America
    • Carlos Fuentes discusses his book, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The book is about Spain's colonization of Mexico and the Western Hemisphere. He discusses Spanish culture and how it was influenced by the Moors,...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Taylor Branch interview, 1989 February

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1953-1961
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.” Branch and Martinson begin by talking about King’s name change from Michael to Martin Luther after his father’s visit to Europe. Branch then goes on to...
    • Gail Sheehy interview

    • Victims of terrorism - New Jersey - Middletown; Terrorism victims' families - New Jersey - Middletown; Middletown (N.J.) - Social conditions; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    • Gail Sheehy discusses her book, “Middletown America.” She begins by describing how the town of Middletown, New Jersey coped after many members of their community were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She...
    • Lewis Yablonsky interview, 1997

    • Gangs - United States; Gangs - United States - Prevention
    • Dr. Lewis Yablonsky discusses his book, “Gangsters.” He begins by explaining that he worked to rehabilitate former gang members in New York City. He talks about the most popular gangs in America and how they got started. He describes the...
    • Iris Chang interview, 2003 July

    • Chinese Americans - History
    • Iris Chang discusses her book, “The Chinese in America.” She begins by explaining that she has written other Chinese history books on the leaders of China and the silk trade. She talks about how the Chinese came to California during the gold rush...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Stewart Udall interview, 1987 October

    • Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510–1554; Spaniards – Southwest, New – History – Pictorial works; America – Discovery and exploration – Spanish; Southwest, New – Pictorial works;
    • Stewart Udall in To the Inland Empire retraces the trails of Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and other Spanish explorers in North America. For the majority of the interview, Udall discusses a number of the stories, from the discovery...
    • Henry Louis Gates interview, 2004 February

    • Social classes - United States; African Americans - Interviews; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-
    • Henry Louis Gates discusses his book, “America Behind the Color Line.” Professor Gates explains how he traveled across the United States interviewing African Americans in an attempt to discover why and how black America split into what he...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions in...
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker interview

    • United States – Social life and customs – 1971 – Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc;
    • Martin and Allen begin the interview discussing some of the specific hallmarks of whiteness in America as well as their belief that the book is not just satire but journalism “about other people.” They discuss how they got together to write this...

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