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  • Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    Attorney and Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson discussed his best-selling book "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Manhunt" (Morrow, 2006) has received outstanding reviews and is now on both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best seller lists. According to historian James McPherson, "this riveting hour-by-hour account of Lincoln's assassination, Booth's ...

    • Contributor: Swanson, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-18
  • President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1] /

    Various scenes of the official notification ceremonies held on July 22, 1920 for Warren G. Harding, selected as the Presidential candidate by 17th Republican National Convention and Calvin Coolidge, selected as the Vice Presidential nominee. Opening views of Harding, followed by scenes of him and his wife, Florence Kling Harding, in Marion, Ohio; Harding, Coolidge, and Will H. Hays, Republican National Committee chairman, getting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
  • Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House

    British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson discussed his new book, "Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House" as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Colonel Edward M. House served not only as intimate friend and chief political advisor to President Wilson but also as a national security advisor and senior diplomat ...

    • Contributor: Hodgson, Godfrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-31
  • Opening Reception of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition"

    Librarian of Congress James Billington and Union Pacific Corporation, the exclusive sponsor of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Bicentennial Exhibition," hosted a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit. Speakers included Billington, Union Pacific CEO Jim Young, Sen. Dick Durbin and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, with performances by renowned baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Craig Rutenberg and poetry readings by James Earl Jones.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-10
  • Chauncey Depew, Senator Perkins, and Governor Whitman of New York, at GOP Convention, 1916, Chicago, Ill. /

    Scenes from the 16th Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June 7-10, 1916. Long shot of delegates outside the Congress Hotel. Medium shots, from left to right, of Mrs. Olive H. Whitman; Governor Charles S. Whitman of New York (1915-1918); Francis Hendricks, former New York State Senator (1886-1891); George W. Perkins, a leader in the Progressive movement (1912-1916); Chauncey M. Depew, former New York ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-12
  • Jefferson and His Legacy

    Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-07-25
  • Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace

    Melvyn P. Leffler, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace." According to Leffler, there were many attempts by policymakers in both Washington and Moscow to reduce the confrontational nature of the Cold War. Leffler ...

    • Contributor: Leffler, Melvyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-10
  • The martyred presidents /

    This film is difficult to classify. It opens on a scene showing a mourner with bowed head sitting in front of what appears to be a tombstone. Shortly afterwards, the face of Abraham Lincoln and then of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, can be seen on the monument and then they disappear. There is a figure huddled at the foot of a statue ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body of the assassinated president before he is interred at Canton, Ohio. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL CORTEGE ENTERING WESTLAWN CEMETERY AT CANTON, OHIO. Ungraceful. [code for telegraphic orders]. Another of our cameras is in an excellent position at the entrance to the Westlawn Cemetery, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has been a subject of speculation for centuries and even more so in the past decade, when DNA testing increased evidence of a sexual liaison. Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings - a ...

    • Contributor: Gordon Reed, Annette
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-23
  • Benjamin Harrison Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • David Maraniss: 2012 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer prize-winner David Maraniss appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Maraniss, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Lincoln Symposium: Ronald C. White Jr.

    Ronald C. White Jr. speaks on "Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Donald R. Kennon.

    • Contributor: White Jr., Ronald C.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-03-16
  • TR at Fargo, N.D., during Progressive campaign, 1912 [1] /

    As part of a western campaign tour, TR speaks to crowds and firms up Progressive Party structure in the area of Fargo, North Dakota, September 6, 1912. Several views from varying distances of TR greeting and speaking to crowds from rear of train; TR addressing large crowd from a decorated platform, apparently in a stadium; TR speaking from rear of train to Indian men, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • Woodrow Wilson Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Haynes, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet

    Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of philosophy and religion at Northwestern University, gave a lecture titled "Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman and Poet" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division. 2006 was the centennial year of the birth of Senghor (1906-2001), who served as Senegal's first president from 1960 to 1980. During his presidency, he set Senegal on the path toward ...

    • Contributor: Diagne, Souleymane Bachir
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-07
  • Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor

    Was the bombing of Pearl Harbor an unprovoked attack on the United States? According to a new book by Edward S. Miller, the Japanese motivation stemmed from U.S. plans to defeat Japan economically in the years before World War II. Miller discussed his book, "Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and ...

    • Contributor: Miller, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-01-15
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: 2006 National Book Festival

    Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kearns Goodwin, Doris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Catalog Record

    At the center of the world: Hyannis Port and the presidency of John F. Kennedy / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, this documentary weaves together rarely seen film with interviews from people who were there during that special time. The museum looks at the life and times of President Kennedy and his family on Cape Cod"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case

    Louis Fisher, special assistant to the Law Librarian and a specialist in constitutional law, discussed his new book, "In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case." Fisher was introduced by Steven Aftergood, the senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists and editor of the e-mail newsletter "Secrecy News." Both Fisher and Aftergood participated in a question-and-answer session ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-11
  • Walt Whitman's Elegy for Lincoln

    A reading of Whitman's great "Lilacs" elegy was the first event in the Library's 2005 celebrations marking the sesquicentennary of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and was presented by Alice L. Birney, the Library's literary manuscript specialist, March 25, 2005. Prof. Rosemary Winslow of Catholic University of America introduced the elegy, and the reading was then performed by 11 staff members and four distinguished ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-25
  • Julie & David Eisenhower, Jean Edward Smith: 2012 National Book Festival

    Julie Nixon Eisenhower, David Eisenhower and Jean Edward Smith discuss Dwight D. Eisenhower at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Federal Discrimination & the Decline of National Black Politics in the Early 20th Century

    Racial discrimination in federal offices during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson implicated the United States government in the economic limitation of African Americans in the early twentieth century. The Civil Service's stable pay and chance for promotion had helped to foster a vibrant black middle class in the nation's capital. This promising island in Jim Crow America was maintained by a political patronage coalition ...

    • Contributor: Yellin, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-12-08