Tag Archives: History

Dixie Rising

New York Times Atlanta correspondent Peter Applebome reads from and discusses his book Dixie Rising: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics and Culture. He addresses the many attempts at defining the South and Southerners and discusses race and labor … Continue reading

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Green Imperialism

Environmental historian Richard Grove discusses his book, Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens, and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860, an account of environmentalism with special reference to islands as metaphors of Western thought. At the time of this interview, Grove … Continue reading

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Computers and Culture

As part of a continuing series of discussions on the history of information technology produced in collaboration with the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program, Soundings features innovator Brewster Kahle. His latest brainchild is the Internet Archive, a large-scale digital information repository. … Continue reading

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Culture and Work

A talk about the Encyclopedia of African Culture and History. David Smith is a principal editor of the recently published five-volume set. Julius Wilson talks about his most recent book, When Work Disappears. 854 – Culture and Work

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Ancient Mosaics

A conversation about Sepphoris in Galilee, an exhibition that recently opened at the N.C. Museum of Art. The exhibition focuses on the archaeological site of Sepphoris, an ancient city in Roman Palestine described by the Jewish historian Josephus Flavius as … Continue reading

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After Thought

Can computers think? According to cyberspace expert James Bailey, the power of intellectual development is in transition and computers will soon no longer be merely our tools but our intellectual companions. Bailey, was invited to talk about his new book, … Continue reading

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Writing Spaces

In a continuing series of programs produced in collaboration with the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program and devoted to the history, culture, and ethics of information technology, Jay David Bolter, a classics scholar and cyberspace expert, is featured. His most recent … Continue reading

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Internet Pioneer

Robert Kahn reflects on his role in the history and social implications of information technology. Kahn is the founder of the Internet and his influence on the growth of information technology is widely known in industry and government. He is … Continue reading

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Creating the National Pastime

G.Edward White, a social historian and baseball fan, talks about his new book, Creating the National Pastime: Baseball Transforms Itself, 1903-1953. In a conversation with another legal scholar and baseball connoisseur, Vincent Blassi, Professor White describes how baseball, which began … Continue reading

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Remembering F.D.R.

In the October 1996 Congressional recognition of Roosevelt History Month, the first to be named for a President, historian William Leuchtenburg talks about the meaning of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and legacy. At the time of this interview, Leuchtenburg had … Continue reading

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