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State University professor Tracy Lucht teaches a class about women
journalists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She describes
the careers of some pioneers such as Nellie Bly and Dorothy Dix and
the societal pressures for women writers to balance traditional
femininity and having a career in journalism.
“(Nellie Bly) also made it her mission to beat the
fictitious character in Jules Verne's novel, Around the
World in 80 Days. She makes a deal with her newspaper,
New York World ... and then that becomes the
story.” —TRACY LUCHT
British author Charles Dickens is credited with creating some of the
world's best-known fictional characters. To learn more about Charles
Dickens, his work and his visits to the United States, we spoke to
Jenny Hartley, emeritus professor of English at the University of
Roehampton in London. Her books include Charles
Dickens: A Very Short Introduction, published in 2019.
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AMERICAN HISTORY TV IN PRIME TIME
Tune in to C-SPAN3 every evening next week for more
American History TV programming. Programs start at 8 pm ET. Below are
— Latino History
Hispanic Americans in Congress Tuesday
— World War I
1916-17 World War I Peace Talks Wednesday
— Congressional History
Stories from a U.S. Capitol Tour Guide Thursday
— Dwight Eisenhower The
Presidency: Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Friday
— American West History
Bookshelf: Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Blood and
Discover the people and events that document the American story —
Saturdays on C-SPAN2. Come along with American History TV to
museums and historic sites. Watch archival speeches from former
presidents and other national leaders. Visit classrooms, lectures
and symposiums featuring professors and historians.