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  • A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor has used correspondence, legal documents and journal entries rarely seen before to write "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."

    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-07
  • Party and Procedure in the United States Congress

    In "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress," author Jacob R. Straus and his contributors offer students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives and Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers.

    • Contributor: Straus, Jacob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-24
  • Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 2 & 3

    Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The morning session is presented. Panel 2: History along the Border/Case Studies with David Taylor speaking on "Canadian Resouces at the American Folklife Center," Steve Winick speaking on "Franco American ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-16
  • In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling the Global Economy

    Author Larry Doyle exposes the shortcomings of an ineffectual financial regulatory system that brought about the Wall Street meltdown in 2008 and writes that he believes the corrupt relationship between Wall Street and Washington served the interests of the financial industry and failed to protect investors, consumers and the American taxpayer.

    • Contributor: Doyle, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-05
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: 2006 National Book Festival

    Nathaniel Philbrick speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Philbrick, Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel III

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "Promises for Justice: Federal and State Reforms to Protect the Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • David McCullough: 2011 National Book Festival

    Historian and author David McCullough appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Treasures of the Manuscript Division

    Marvin Kranz makes a presentation on the Library's Manuscript Division as part of the Library's docent training program.

    • Contributor: Kranz, Marvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-07
  • The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, afternoon)

    Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, afternoon)

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-07
  • Honey Bees, Satellites and Climate Change

    Life isn't what it used to be for honey bees in Maryland. The latest changes in their world were discussed by NASA scientist Wayne Esaias, a biological oceanographer with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in an illustrated lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division. At Goddard, Esaias has examined the role of marine productivity in the global carbon cycle using visible ...

    • Contributor: Esaias, Wayne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-03
  • Civil War Photographs: The Liljenquist Family Collection

    Close to 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs highlight both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. The Liljenquist Family sought out high quality images to represent the impact of the war, especially the young enlisted men. The photographs often show hats, firearms, canteens, musical instruments, painted backdrops, and other details that enhance the research value of the collection. Among the rarest images ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-07-22
  • India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership

    The relationship between the United States and India and its likely evolution in the next decade is the topic of a lecture at the Library of Congress by Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center. Schaffer presents "India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership." Schaffer discusses whether the relationship ...

    • Contributor: Schaffer, Teresita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-13
  • Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers

    Smithsonian curator and historian Tom D. Crouch discussed his new book, "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and What Came Before," in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers" is an account of the significant contributions the AIAA and its predecessor organizations have made to the evolution of flight. ...

    • Contributor: Crouch, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-25
  • Kristie Miller: 2011 National Book Festival

    Historian Kristie Miller appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Miller, Kristie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • National Security and the Constitution

    The Law Library of Congress hosted a panel discussion on "National Security and the Constitution." Law Library specialist and constitutional scholar, Louis Fisher, chaired the panel comprised of Brian McKeon, deputy staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Michael O'Neill, minority chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The three discussed the constitutional ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-12
  • Gordon S. Wood: 2008 National Book Festival

    Gordon S. Wood speaks at the 2008 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Wood, Gordon S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Ken Burns: Bookfest 07

    Director Ken Burns in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • "America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren

    • Contributor: Oren, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Eleanor Clift: 2008 National Book Festival

    Eleanor Clift appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Clift, Eleanor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star"

    John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discussed his new biography, "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Nancy Dickerson was the first female member of the Washington, D.C., television news corps and the only woman covering many of the iconic moments of the 1960s. She was the first ...

    • Contributor: Dickerson, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-06
  • Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Opening Ceremony

    The Library of Congress opened its 10-week exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor," which features the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties, one of only four surviving copies of the original issue in 1215. HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, cut the ribbon in the exhibition gallery and spoke briefly during the opening ceremony in the Great Hall of ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-06
  • Book Launch of "Lighthouses" and "Bridges"

    The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrated the publication of "Lighthouses" and "Bridges" with a special program. "Lighthouses" by Sara E. Wermiel and "Bridges" by Richard L. Cleary are the fourth and fifth volumes in the Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks in Architecture Design and Engineering series. They join "Barns" by John Vlach, "Canals" by Robert Kapsch and "Theaters" by Craig ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-09
  • No Evil Shall Escape My Sight: Fredric Wertham & the Anti-Comics Crusade

    Kluge Fellow Chris Bishop discusses Fredric Wertham and the anti-comics campaign of the 1950s.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Chris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-20
  • Steven V. Roberts: 2010 National Book Festival

    Cokie Roberts interviews author Steven V. Roberts at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Roberts , Steven V.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Hispanic Americans in Congress 1922-2012

    Terrance Rucker and Tracy North present this recently published comprehensive history that highlights the accomplishments of the Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress, from Delegate Joseph M. Hernandez of Florida in 1822 to the freshman Members of the 112th Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-01