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Walter LaFeberis Noll Professor of History at Cornell University and a leading expert on United States foreign policy.
David Levering Lewisholds the Martin Luther King, Jr., University Professorship at Rutgers University.
Donald Milleris John Henry McCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Max Morathis an entertainer and writer whose specialty is American life and music at the turn of the century.
Margaret Washingtonis an Associate Professor of History at Cornell University.
Laura Wexleris Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Yale University.


Walter LaFeber, Historian, on:
America as a World Power
America's Economic and Industrial Expansion
The China Market
The Importance of San Francisco
President William McKinley
McKinley's Manipulative Power
The First White House Press Room
The Importance of the Philippines
The Fight for the Philippines
The Decision to Annex the Philippines
"Civilizing" the Filipinos
Anti-Imperialism in the United States
The Open-Door Policy
American Missionaries in China
Revolution in China
The Boxer Rebellion
William Jennings Bryan's Campaign Strategy
Vice Presidential Nominee: Theodore Roosevelt
The "Hidden Hand" Presidency
The Pacific Century



David Levering Lewis, Biographer, on:
America at the Turn of the Century
Immigration
The Plight of the African American
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Importance of Education
An "Aristocracy of Color"
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
George White
Lynching of African Americans
The Imperial Experiment
Minstrelsy


Donald Miller, Historian on:


America at the Turn of the Century
Change in America
Bituminous and Anthracite Coal Mining
The Men Who Mined the Coal
The Breaker Boys
The Dangers of Mining
Living in a Company Town
Organizing a Miner's Union
John Mitchell-The Union Organizer
The Need for a Strike
The Strike
The Layers of Control
The Results


Max Morath, Writer/Entertainer, on:


The Year in Music
Sheet Music
Popular Music
The Piano
Lyrics at the Turn of the Century
Urbanization
Ragtime Music
Ragtime Composer-Scott Joplin
Racism in Vaudville
The Advent of the Phonograph
The "Descriptive Piece" of Piano Music
The American Renaissance



Margaret Washington, Historian, on:


The Feeling of Optimism in America
The Aspirations of African Americans
Obstacles Faced by African Americans
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois
African American Congressman-George White
Paul Lawrence Dunbar-The People's Poet
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
The New York City Riot
The Portrayal of African Americans in Song


Laura Wexler, Historian, on:


Frances Benjamin Johnston
The Photographer of America's Court
The Gender Rebellion
The Paris Exposition
Johnston's Photographs of Women
Johnston's Photographs of African Americans
Johnston's Photographs of American Life
The Spirit of the Age

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