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Conversations

A Nation of Individuals

Scholar John A. Garraty talks about the creation of the new American National Biography.

New Perspectives on the Cold War

Historian Melvyn Leffler talks about perceptions and misperceptions of the Cold War.

A Conversation with Judy Crichton

Producer Judy Crichton talks about a decade of filmmaking for The American Experience.

"I heard the voices. . . of my Louisiana people"

Writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.

How the Century Began

Historian H. W. Brands discusses turn-of-the-century anxieties and our own expectations for the future with Endowment chairman William R. Ferris.

The Past Is Unpredictable

Historian Bernard Bailyn discusses the ways in which our past is closer than we think.

The Courageous Were Those Left Behind

Historian Malcolm J. Rohrbough talks about the heroes and heroines left behind.

A Conversation with Richard Crawford

Music historian Richard Crawford talks about what makes American music distinctive.

The Fifties and Ike

Historian Stephen Ambrose talks about Dwight D. Eisenhower and the mark he made as president.

A Conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust

Historian Drew Gilpin Faust and Chairman Sheldon Hackney discuss how the Civil War changed Southern women.