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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, landmines,...
    • Icy Smith interview, 2003 August

    • Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History; Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History - Pictorial works; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works
    • Icy Smith discusses her book, “The Lonely Queue.” She begins the interview by talking about her immigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and her background growing up in poverty and moving to America for an education. She goes into the history...
    • 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 the...
    • Mim Eichler Rivas interview, 2005 February

    • Key, Bill, 1833–1909; Beautiful Jim Key (Horse); Humane education – United States – History – Case studies; Horses – Training – United States – History – Case studies; Horse trainers – United States – History – Case studies;
    • Mim begins the interview discussing the history of William Key, a former slave, self-trained veterinarian, and patent medicine developer and salesman, and how he came to own the horse Beautiful Jim. Mim also talks about Bill Key and his...
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray interview

    • Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray discusses her book, “The City of Watts.” She begins by explaining that this book came from an oral history project on the city of Watts, California. She talks about the history of Watts and how it was a great place to settle...
    • Scotty Barnhart interview

    • Trumpet players - United States; Jazz musicians - United States; Jazz - History and criticism
    • Scotty Barnhart discusses his book, "The World of Jazz Trumpet." He begins by explaining that his book combines the history of jazz trumpeting and the influences of African music on jazz. He discusses how the earliest jazz songs were comprised of...
    • Edward Ball interview, 1998

    • Ball family; Plantation life - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaves - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaveholders - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; African Americans - South Carolina - Charleston Region...
    • Edward Ball discusses is book, “Slaves in the Family.” The book covers the history of the Ball family and its plantation and slave ownership. Ball talks about a slave uprising and says that following emancipation, the Ball family became sharecrop...
    • John Loring interview

    • Tiffany and Company; Fashion - United States - History - 20th century; Costume jewelry - United States - History - 20th century; Fashion photography - United States - History - 20th century; Fashion - United States - History - 20th century -...
    • John Loring discusses his book, “Tiffany In Fashion.” The book is a pictorial work that documents how Tiffany and Company incorporated its jewelry into fashion magazines and advertisements. He talks about how Louis Tiffany, the son of the...
    • Thomas Hine interview, 2002

    • Consumers - History; Consumption (Economics) - History; Shopping - History; Retail trade - History
    • Thomas Hine discusses his book, “I Want That!” He begins the interview by explaining consumer history and questioning the power that possessions have over people. He talks about the first department stores which began in the 1850s, and how...
    • James Carroll interview

    • Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church; Christianity and anti-Semitism - History; Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “Constantine's Sword." Carroll begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of the history of Christian and Jewish interactions. In the book he charts the history of Christianity’s battle against Judaism....
    • Diane Johnson interview

    • Paris (France) - Intellectual life; Paris (France) - History; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Description and travel; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Intellectual life; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France :...
    • Diane Johnson discusses her book, “Into a Paris Quartier.” She begins by explaining how she found her current apartment in Paris and the history behind it. Johnson goes on to discuss life in a city as unique as Paris, including the different social...
    • Frank Rose interview

    • William Morris Agency - History; Theatrical agencies - United States - History; Performing arts - United States - History - 20th century
    • Frank Rose discusses his book, “The Agency.” He begins by explaining how the William Morris Agency was one of the largest and most prominent acting agencies in Hollywood. He describes how a young man William Morris started the acting agency...
    • 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 Hamilton...
    • 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 Franklin...
    • Robert B. Edgerton interview

    • Military ethics - Japan - History; Sociology, Military - Japan - History; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; Japan - Armed Forces - History
    • Robert B. Edgerton discusses his book, “Warriors of the Rising Sun.” He begins by explaining how Japan trained a great military in the 1600s, but decided to stay isolated and not conquer other lands. He talks about the war between the Russians...
    • Jill Fields interview

    • Advertising - Fashion; Clothing and dress - Erotic aspects; Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects; Women’s clothing - History; Lingerie – History
    • Jill Fields discusses her book, “An Intimate Affair.” She begins by explaining that the book examines twentieth-century women’s history via the history of twentieth-century lingerie. To research the book she explains how she examined fashion...
    • Anchee Min interview

    • Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908 - Fiction; Empresses - Fiction; China - History - Guangxu, 1875-1908 - Fiction
    • Anchee Min discusses her book, “Empress Orchid.” She begins by explaining that the book is historical fiction and follows the life of Tsu Hsi, also known as, Orchid. Orchid was born a poor girl in rural China, later she became a royal concubine and...
    • Barbara Hambly interview

    • New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Free African Americans - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Barbara Hambly discusses her book, “Graveyard Dust.” She begins by explaining the local history of New Orleans, which serves as the backdrop for her novel. Hambly details the racial and cultural history of the antebellum period and the world in...
    • Sam White interview, 1990 August

    • White family - Interviews; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews; Comedy films - United States - History and criticism; Short films - United States - History and criticism; Three Stooges films - History and criticism
    • Sam White discusses the book David N. Bruskin wrote called, “The White Brothers.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Director’s Guild of America’s oral history project. Sam White talks about his oldest brother Jack, who worked...
    • 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 into...

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