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Discussing the book, "Jerry Brown: The Man on the White Horse," and interviewing the author J. D. Lorenz.
Discussing the book "The harder we run" with the author William Harris.
Discussing the book "The eagle forgotten: the life of John Peter Altgeld" with the author Harry Barnard.
Discussing the book "Blue Money: Pornography and the Pornographers - an intimate look at the two-billion-dollar fantasy industry" and interviewing the author Carolyn See. Includes Carolyn See reading an excerpt from the book at the beginning.
Non-fiction author Carl Smith discusses his latest work which focuses on the history of Chicago. Topics covered include labor movements, specifically the Pullman strike and the 1970's case trial with the Chicago Seven.
Commemorating the centennial of the Haymarket Square Riot, or Haymarket Affair, are authors and historians Bill Adelman, Paul Avrich, Carolyn Ashbaugh, and the grandson of Haymarket defendant Oscar Neebe, Bill Neebe. The interveiwees create a timeline of the events leading up to the Haymarket Riot including the German immigrants living situations, unions and strikes, police brutality and corruption. The group also lays out the events from May 1st to May 5th and then the following corrupt trials.
Ann Banks discusses her book First Person America, published in November 1980, which documents over 80 oral histories from the time of the Federal Writers' Project, which was part of Works Progress Administration.
Anita Miller and Jeanne Madeline Weimann discuss their book, The Fair Women, published in 1981, a book that talks about the women's role in the World's Columbian Exposition, especially in the creation of the Women's Building.