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January 23 - Alan Taylor on American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850
January 30 - Susan Nagel on Patriotism and Profit: Washington, Hamilton, Schuyler & the Rivalry for America’s Capital City
February 6 - Akhil Reed Amar on The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840
February 13 - Jia Lynn Yang on One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle over American Immigration, 1924–1965
February 20 - Jonathan W. White on A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House
February 27 - Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross on A Black Women’s History of the US
March 6 - Woody Holton on Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution
March 13 - Jeanne Theoharis on The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Student Question Submission Competition
Middle and high school students (age 13 and up), submit your questions for one of the historians being featured on Book Breaks! If your question is chosen, it will be announced live on the program and both you and your teacher will win a $50 gift certificate to the Gilder Lehrman Gift Shop. Your question can be about the book or the topic in general. Please, only one submission per program.
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The deadline to submit a question for the upcoming Book Breaks is Thursday.
Book Breaks Archive
The Book Breaks archive contains over eighteen months of past programs from historians such as David Blight, Eric Foner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peniel Joseph, Elizabeth Varon, and more. Still deciding whether to subscribe? You can watch David Blight’s talk on Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom below to help make up your mind.