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Conversations

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.

A Conversation with William Styron

Novelist William Styron and his biographer James West talk with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney about the writing life.

A Conversation with James West

Novelist William Styron and his biographer James West talk with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney about the writing life.

A Conversation with Stephen Toulmin

Jefferson Lecturer Stephen Toulmin discusses his own philosophy of science with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney.

A Conversation with Lawrence Levine

The author of The Opening of the American Mind, Lawrence W. Levine, talks with NEH Chairman Sheldon Hackney about openness in higher education.