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    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • Joan Nathan interview

    • Cooking, American
    • Joan Nathan discusses her book, “The New American Cooking.” She begins by explaining that American cuisine today is a combination of many different styles from other countries. She talks about how American food today is influenced by the...
    • 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...
    • Deborah Lipstadt interview, 1985

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Public opinion; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; American newspapers; Public opinion - United States; Germany - Foreign public opinion, American
    • Deborah Lipstadt discusses her book, “Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust.” Lipstadt talks about the Nazis’ feelings toward news transmissions and says that the Holocaust story was portrayed with little...
    • Gish Jen interview, 1991

    • Chinese Americans - Fiction
    • Gish Jen discusses her book, “Typical American,” which describes how a family from China migrates to America, and how they adjust to an American lifestyle. The family unites to pursue the American dream, while attempting to hold onto...
    • Deborah Lipstadt interview, 1986 February

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Public opinion; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; American newspapers; Public opinion - United States; Germany - Foreign public opinion, American
    • Deborah Lipstadt discusses her book, “Beyond Belief.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the connection between the American press and the Holocaust during World War II. She describes how Americans overlooked Nazi occupations in...
    • Andrew Dornenburg interview, 2004 April

    • International cooking
    • Andrew Dornenburg discusses his cookbook, “The New American Chef.” He begins by explaining that American cuisine today includes many worldwide influences from different cultures. He specifically looks at the cuisines of Japan, Italy, Spain,...
    • Jacob Needleman interview

    • National characteristics, American; Social values - United States; Spirituality - United States; United States - History; United States - Moral conditions
    • Jacob Needleman discusses his book, “American Souls.” He begins by explaining the unique elements of the American Constitution including the separation of church and state, and the spirituality of the founders. Martinson asks Needleman to...
    • James Fraser interview

    • United States - Biography - Anecdotes; United States - History - Anecdotes; Social movements - United States - History - Anecdotes; National characteristics, American - Anecdotes; Social reformers - United States - Biography - Anecdotes; Political...
    • James Fraser discusses his book, “A History of Hope.” He begins by explaining the premise of the book, which is that the United States was founded on hope for the future and has been powered by it throughout its history. From there he tells of...
    • Steve Fraser interview, 2005

    • Securities industry - United States - History; Investments - United States - History
    • Steve Fraser discusses his book, “Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life.” Fraser talks about the physical beginnings of what would eventually become Wall Street. He shares the relationship between Alexander...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black...
    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President...
    • Charles Rappleye interview, 2011

    • Brown, Moses, 1738-1836; Brown, John, 1736-1803; Brown family; Merchants - Rhode Island - Providence - Biography; Slave trade - Rhode Island - Providence - History; Slavery - Rhode Island - Providence - History; Providence (R.I.) - Biography; Rhode...
    • Charles Rappleye discusses his book, “Sons of Providence.” He begins by explaining that this book is a biography of the brothers John and Moses Brown. He talks about how the Browns founded Brown University because there were no other Baptist...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. ...
    • Jeff Shaara interview, 2002 November 07

    • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Fiction
    • Jeff Shaara discusses his book, “The Glorious Cause.” He begins by discussing George Washington, his life, and his role in both the American Revolution and the founding of a nation. He then explains that he is not a historian but that he tries...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1991 July

    • American literature - California - Los Angeles - History and criticism; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism; Authors, American - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Bohemianism - California - Los Angeles; City and...
    • Lionel begins the interview discussing the important roll living and writing in California and especially Los Angeles has had on American Literature. Lionel and Connie spend majority of interview tracing out the different writers who lived in...
    • June Jordan interview

    • African American families; African American poets - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Family; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Childhood and youth
    • June Jordan discusses her book, “Soldier.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of poems about her childhood. She discusses the difficulties she faced as the child of immigrants and growing up with the burden of their...
    • Tina Andrews interview, 2001

    • Sally Hemings, an American scandal (Television program)
    • Tina Andrews discusses her book, “Sally Hemings, an American Scandal.” She begins by explaining that Sally Hemings was one of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves and the two had a love affair and 5 illegitimate children together. Andrews talks about...

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