Film, Video America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality: 2018 National Book Festival

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Title

  • America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality: 2018 National Book Festival

Summary

  • Brooks D. Simpson presents "Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality" and Isabel Wilkerson presents "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • September 01, 2018

Notes

  • -  Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" (Vintage) the New York Times best-seller about the Great Migration, a watershed in American history. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the Lynton History Prize from Harvard and Columbia universities and the Stephen Ambrose Oral History Prize. Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer and the first African-American to win for individual reporting.
  • -  Brooks D. Simpson is a professor of Civil War studies at Arizona State University. His book "Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity," was a new York Times Notable Book. His other Civil War-era titles include "Advice After Appomattox," "The Reconstruction Presidents," "Collapse of the Confederacy" and "The Civil War: The First Year in the Words of Those Who Lived It." He has recently edited "Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality" (Library of America), a compilation of more than 100 contemporaneous letters, diary entries, interviews, petitions, testimonies and newspaper and magazine articles by well-known figures—Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Andrew Johnson, Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mark Twain, Albion Tourgée—as well as by dozens of lesser-known men and women, black and white, Northern and Southern.

Running Time

  • 42 minutes 39 seconds

Online Format

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  • online text

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