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Booked: The War on Booze  

An interview with historian Lisa McGirr about her new book The War On Alcohol, and why Prohibition was more important than most people think.

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Booked: The Meaning of the Fourth of July  

Americans revere the Declaration of Independence, but most of us don’t read it. Timothy Shenk spoke with Danielle Allen about the document’s relevance for how we understand liberty and equality in the United States today.

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Booked #4: What Did Race Mean to W.E.B. Du Bois?  

Tim Shenk talked with Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity, about how Du Bois’s experiences as a black American shaped his theories of race, and how his theories relate to politics then and now.

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