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Materials in this collection are contributed by the Northern Illinois University Digital Library. Materials include interview clips with scholars on a variety of topics relevant to American History, as well as digitized books and other documents from our Rare Books & Special Collections department.



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The Victim-Former Khmer Rouge (VFKR) dialogue pilot project, a collaboration project between the International Center for Conciliation (ICfC) and the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), aimed to rebuild and understand the fragmented relationship between victims and their direct perpetrators. While calls have been made for reconciliation from the Cambodian government, victims often wish to receive acknowledgement and an apology from their direct perpetrators. For perpetrators,...
Topics: Cambodia, Cambodians, Khmer Rouge, Khmer People, Civil War, Reconciliation
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the Farmers' Alliance  attitude towards electoral politics, and members' relations with political parties. Farmers' Alliance members looked to the the U.S. Post Office system as an equitable and extensible model for the extension of various services to agricultural communities. 
Topics: Populism, Politics, Agriculture
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In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, discusses the fact and fiction contained within Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.   The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the origins of the pen-name Mark Twain, and Clemens' relationship with the economy of the Gilded Age.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, talks about the decline of the steamboat trade on the Mississippi River. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Steamboats, Civil War
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the reasons why such a large amount of women joined the Farmers Alliance,  an organized agrarian  economic  movement among  American  farmers that developed in the 1870s-1880s.
Topics: Populism, 19th century, Politics, Agriculture, Women
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the how the community viewed Jane Addams' Hull House, which was a settlement house on the near west side of Chicago, that opened in 1889. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses the Clemens' house in the Hartford, Connecticut area called Nook Farm. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the transition of the industrial economy between the Civil War and the first World War, and how this differed in the North and the South. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses how the American Populist political movement is remembered and interpreted.
Topics: Populism, Politics, Agriculture
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the evangelical religious leader Dwight Moody, and his time spent in Chicago. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age, Religion
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Clemens' early dispatches from the Holy Land and Europe, and how Elijah Bliss of the American Publishing Company capitalized on these and led to further success. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the rationale and process behind the successful attempt to bring the World's Columbian Exposition to Chicago in 1893. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the development of Jane Addam's Hull House in Chicago, and the relationship between Addams and the educational reformer John Dewey.  
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, explores Samuel Clemens' decision to write the "definitive work on the Mississippi Valley" after he had moved to Hartford, Connecticut. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In these clips, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes the "odyssey of awareness" relating to racial attitudes that Mark Twain went through over the years. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Race, Slavery
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the role of Christianity in the courtship rituals in the period of Reconstruction following the U.S. Civil War. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Christianity
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, describes the genesis behind Samuel Clemens becoming Mark Twain, the writer. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the relevance of the city of Chicago to American culture in the latter half of the 19th century.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses how the Civil War accelerated the downfall of steamboats as a means of transportation for industry, and the rise of the railroad as the default mode of transportation.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi...
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan of Michigan State University discusses the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 91-10, 1871, and the city of Chicago's reaction to the event.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Samuel Clemens and literary piracy, and his early advocation for copyright laws.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Copyright Law, Literary Piracy, Mark Twain
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Dr. Michael Kazin of Georgetown University, describes the Democratic National Convention of 1896, which nominated William Jennings Bryan as the Democratic Presidential nominee.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Samuel Clemens relationship ith his wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Olivia Langdon Clemens
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the World's Columbian Exposition (or Chicago World's Fair), which was held in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of Samuel Clemens. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placing...
Topics: Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens, Mississippi River, Steamboats
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Mark Twain's response to "genteel culture" and sentimental realism. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the legacy of the People's Party in the U.S.
Topics: Populism, Politics, Agriculture
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the economic reasons that farmers started to organize cooperatives in the Farmers' Alliance within the American Populist movement. 
Topics: Populism, Politics, Agriculture
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the popularity of the World's Columbian Exposition, which was held in Chicago in 1893. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the women's suffrage movement in Chicago in the late 1800s. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses the writing process behind Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi.     The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Twain's influences as a writer, and how it differentiated him from the "literary elite" of the American Northeast of the late 19th century. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the religious backgrounds of the people who made up the ranks of the Farmers' Alliance, and how this came to bear on the Populist political movement.
Topics: Populism, Politics, Agriculture, Religion
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the origins of the American Populist political movement, and what issues were part of their agenda.
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In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes how Sam Clemens' marriage to Olivia Langdon was certainly one of the "pauper becoming the prince," and why the couple relocated to Hartford, Connecticut from Buffalo, New York.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Olivia Langdon Clemens, Hartford, Connecticut
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the Chicago Women's Club, and Illinois Women's Alliance and what public affairs they were engaged in. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, discusses how Mark Twain's riverboat experiences contributed to his powers of observation. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Steamboating, Writing
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Samuel Clemens' childhood in Hannibal, Missouri. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Hannibal, Missouri, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of steamboat racing on the Mississippi River in the 1800s.  The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Steamboats, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of steamboat racing on the Mississippi River in the 1800s.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Steamboats, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of Samuel Clemens. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placing special...
Topic: Mark Twain, steamboats, Mississippi River, Samuel Clemens
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Samuel Clemens' various forays into business. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of steamboat accidents on the Mississippi River in the 1800s.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Steamboats
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses why Samuel Clemens left riverboating and struck out for the frontier of the American West. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses the types of people that Samuel Clemens encountered as he traveled the Mississippi River. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of...
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses  the various labor organizations that were involved with the American Populist political movement. 
Topics: Populism, politics, Agriculture
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the development of Chicago's municipal government, and how it came to be known as corrupt by the 1890s. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the development of the Mark Twain literary persona. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of...
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Dr. Charles Postel of San Francisco State University discusses the origins of the segregationist racial rules surrounding the Farmers' Alliance, and how other American Populist farmers organizations had different rules regarding race and membership. 
Topics: Populism, Politics, Agriculture, Segregation
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses Chicago's Pullman Strike of 1894, and the man behind the Pullman organization, George Pullman.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, talks about the changing characteristics of the Mississippi River and how Mark Twain intertwined this theme throughout his literary works. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mississippi River, Mark Twain
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Mark Twain's writing process The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain,...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the famed steamboat pilot, Horace Bixby. Bixby met Samuel Clemens aboard the steamer Paul Jones in 1857, and later agreed to take him on as an apprentice. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website (http://dig.lib.niu.edu/twain/), which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Steamboats, Mark Twain, Mississippi River
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In these clips, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes Samuel Clemens' challenges of learning to pilot the nuances and changes of the Mississippi River and how it later informed his writing.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi...
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In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses how increased traffic on the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s gave rise to enormous economic development through the Mississippi Valley. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable...
Topics: Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens, Mississippi River, Economic Development, Steamboats
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Samuel Clemens' riverboating experiences. The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Horace Bixby, Riverboats, Steamboats, Mississippi River
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Dr. Michael Kazin of Georgetown University, describes the U.S. Presidential campaign of 1896. which pitted Republican William McKinley against Democrat William Jennings Bryan.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age, Presidential Elections
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the relevance of the city of Chicago to American culture in the latter half of the 19th century.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes Samuel Clemens' boyhood and early work experiences.  The clip comes from the  Mark Twain's Mississippi website , which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens'...
Topics: Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, Typesetting, Journalism, Mining, Satire
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Dr. Richard Schneirov of Indiana State University discusses the Haymarket Square Riot, which occurred in Chicago in 1886.
Topics: Haymarket, Anarchism, Workers' Rights
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the development of Jane Addams' Hull House, which was a settlement house on the near west side of Chicago, that opened in 1889. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age