1. Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers

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    Author John Jung gives a presentation about his book that is a social history of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers and their families at the Berkeley Chinese Community Church, July 3, 2009.

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    • Anglo-American Marital Relations 1870 - 1945 - Professor Kathleen Burk - Gresham College Lectures

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      All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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      • The Nature of the American Presidency - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE - Gresham College Lectures

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        From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change The Nature of the American Presidency A presidential system is a democratic alternative to a parliamentary system. It is a system of personal leadership by a popularly elected figure. Yet, it was designed by the Founding Fathers of the United States as a constitutional office, by contrast with that of the British monarchy under George III. The President, therefore, must act within a system of checks and balances laid down in the United States Constitution. The president is restricted both by Congress and by the Supreme Court. To what extent does this limit their effectiveness, especially in foreign policy. Was the Constitution drawn up for an isolationist state, rather than one which seeks to exert international leadership? For further lectures in the series, please follow this link. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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        • Free Indeed

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          The truth about our nations history explained by Steven Yoes at Bay Area Community Church

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          • The American Presidency: Lyndon Johnson - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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            The Johnson Presidency was marked, almost from its inception, by the tragedy of Vietnam, the first war which the United States found it could not win. Yet this Presidency also saw a massive domestic reform programme. Johnson developed Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, greatly expanding the role of the federal government. The Presidents who succeeded Johnson have sought to limit the scope of the federal government, not to expand it. Did the Johnson Presidency, then, mark the end of an era? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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            • Dwight Eisenhower, President, 1953-1961 - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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              From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change Dwight Eisenhower, President, 1953-1961 Eisenhower was elected on a programme of repudiating both Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, which the Republicans saw as socialistic, and Harry Truman's foreign policy which the Republicans saw as one of appeasement. Yet the Eisenhower Presidency was marked by the growth of consensus. He sought to heal the wounds which divided Americans, and to lower the temperature in foreign affairs after the death of Stalin. Critics argue that, in the search for consensus, he allowed deep-seated problems to fester, in particular civil rights. Was the price of consensus too high? For further lectures in the series, please follow this link. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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              • Was There A Gilded Age? Was There A Progressive Era?

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                Jan. 25, 2012 - Dr. Alan Lessoff, an American and urban history professor from Illinois State University, visited the McConnell Center as part of its "Remembering America" public lecture series. Dr. Lessoff discussed the origin of terms such as "Gilded Age" and "Progressive Era" and whether such nomenclature accurately reflects the dynamics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in America. The McConnell Center is a non-profit, non-partisan department at the University of Louisville.

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                • The Art of the Grovel, lecture by author Susan Wise Bauer

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                  Whether you are a politician caught carrying on with an intern or a minister photographed with a prostitute, discovery does not necessarily spell the end of your public career. Admit your sins carefully, using the essential elements of an evangelical confession identified by Susan Wise Bauer in The Art of the Public Grovel, and you, like Bill Clinton, just might survive. In this fascinating and important history of public confession in modern America, Bauer explains why and how a type of confession that first arose among nineteenth-century evangelicals has today become the required form for any successful public admission of wrongdoing--even when the wrongdoer has no connection with evangelicalism and the context is thoroughly secular. She shows how Protestant revivalism, group psychotherapy, and the advent of talk TV combined to turn evangelical-style confession into a mainstream secular rite. Those who master the form--Bill Clinton, Jimmy Swaggart, David Vitter, and Ted Haggard--have a chance of surviving and even thriving, while those who don't--Ted Kennedy, Jim Bakker, Cardinal Bernard Law, Mark Foley, and Eliot Spitzer--will never really recover. Revealing the rhetoric, theology, and history that lie behind every successful public plea for forgiveness, The Art of the Public Grovel will interest anyone who has ever wondered why Clinton is still popular while Bakker fell out of public view, Ted Kennedy never got to be president, and Law moved to Rome.

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                  • The American Presidency: George H W Bush - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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                    The older Bush, like Carter, was a one-term president. Yet his presidency saw momentous changes in world politics - the end of the Cold War, a resolution of the German question and the successful outcome of the first Gulf War. Is the older Bush an undervalued president? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                    • wbur.org: Scenes From 'Old, Weird America'

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                      A new exhibit at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass., is a lesson in history -- but not the kind you learn in school. "The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art" explores folklore and myth, as interpreted by artists in the United States today. This video, taken from the exhibit, is uploaded here with permission.

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