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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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Chaim Herzog interview

    • Presidents - Israel - Biography; Israel - History
    • Chaim Herzog discusses his book, “Living History: A Memoir.” Martinson begins by describing Herzog’s Irish and political background. They go on to discuss Israel and Herzog’s involvement in the United Nations. Herzog also talks about...
    • Carl Bernstein interview, 1996

    • John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005; Catholic Church - History - 20th century; Popes - Biography; Catholic Church and world politics - History - 20th century; World politics - 1975-1985; World politics - 1985-1995
    • Carl Bernstein discusses the book he co-authored with Marco Politi entitled, “His Holiness.” Bernstein begins by talking about the legacy of Pope John Paul II and his universal values on a worldwide scale. He talks about the Pope’s use of...

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