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  • Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War

    Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discussed his new book, which tells the story of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from a provincial city into one of America's most important cultural and social centers.

    • Contributor: Furgurson, Ernest
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-26
  • Linda Fairstein, Part 2

    • Contributor: Fairstein, Linda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Rick Riordan: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's and adult author Rick Riordan appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Riordan, Rick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America

    Jenna Weissman Joselit, a Princeton University professor who spent the summer as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, wrapped up her research with a lecture titled "Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America." While a scholar at the Kluge Center, Joselit conducted research in the Library's collections for her forthcoming book on the Ten Commandments. ...

    • Contributor: Joselit, Jenna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-11
  • The Arabic Souvenir of Valentine Mott

    Author Andrew Oliver speaks on his investigation of "The Arabic Souvenir of Valentine Mott."

    • Contributor: Oliver, Andrew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-06
  • Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History Month Keynote

    Author Svetlana Kim delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She discussed her new book, "White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee," which describes her journey from Korea to the United States and her rise from poverty to a successful career as a stockbroker.

    • Contributor: Kim, Svetlana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-07
  • Erik Weihenmayer

    • Contributor: Weihenmayer, Erik
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Library of Congress Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, January 17, 2006, Saint Paul, MN

    Presented by the Schubert Club International Artist Series. (General). Performed at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (General). Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano. (General). Courtesy of The Schubert Club. (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, only certain tracks from this item are available. (Standard Restriction).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Carmen Agra Deedy: Bookfest 02

    Carmen Agra Deedy in a presentation at the 2002 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Deedy, Carmen Agra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Public Art and Illustrations: The Cartoons and Art of Ding Cong

    Sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center, this symposium celebrates the life and work of China's famous cartoonist and artist, Ding Cong, who provided daring social commentary on Chinese society during China's turbulent 20th century.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-20
  • David Lehman

    • Contributor: Lehman, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Herman Wouk Play Reading: "Crisis Over Marjorie"

    The Library of Congress presented a performance of "Crisis Over Marjorie," an unpublished 1940 one-act play by Herman Wouk.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-27
  • Richard Peck

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Warping Waldseemuller: Computer Modeling and the Quest to Understand the 1507 and 1516 World Maps

    John Hessler presents a lecture on the 1507 and 1516 world maps by Martin Waldseemuller in a program sponsored by the Library's Geography and Map Division. The maps are two of the most important in the history of cartography and have recently been added to the collections of the Library of Congress. The Library acquired the 1507 map for $10 million in 2003, and ...

    • Contributor: Hessler, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-29
  • Mary Brigid Barrett: 2009 National Book Festival

    Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Mary Brigid Barrett appears at National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brigid Barrett, Mary
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Patricia McCormick: Book Fest 07

    Patricia McCormick in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: McCormick, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Poetry Reading by Li-Young Lee and David Kirby

    The Library of Congress literary season continued with poetry readings by Li-Young Lee and David Kirby sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • The Anarchist in the Library: The Moral Panics over Copyright and Free Speech

    A cultural historian and media scholar, spoke about peer-to-peer networks that have existed as long as gossip and word-of-mouth advertising--but with the rise of electronic communication, are suddenly coming into their own.

    • Contributor: Vaidhyanathan, Siva
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-09
  • The Herb Garden at the National Arboretum

    Mr. Adams talked about the uses of herbs and showed many slides to illustrate his talk.

    • Contributor: Adams, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-03-01
  • The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel II, part 1

    Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-12-08
  • Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • The Explorer King: Adventure, Science and the Great Diamond Hoax--Clarence King in the Old West

    Robert Wilson discussed his new biography, "The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax--Clarence King in the Old West," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. "The Explorer King" (Scribner, 2006) examines the life of Yale-educated Clarence King, who helped create the new American West of the 19th century. King went west in 1863 at age 21 as a ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-02-08
  • W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works

    Celebrated poet W.S. Merwin received the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and read selections of his work in a program sponsored by the Library's Poetry and Literature Center. The prize, the ninth to be given, was awarded to Merwin for his book "Present Company," published in 2005 by Copper Canyon. The 2006 Bobbitt Prize is awarded for the most distinguished book ...

    • Contributor: Merwin, W.S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-31
  • Mary Karr: 2006 National Book Festival

    Mary Karr speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Karr, Mary
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • B.H. Fairchild

    B.H. Fairchild at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Fairchild, H.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04