From Thomas Jefferson to Forrest Gump: How the Mall in Washington Became the Nation’s Most Venerated Civic Space with Michael Kammen - UCTV - University of California Television
From Thomas Jefferson to Forrest Gump: How the Mall in Washington Became the Nation’s Most Venerated Civic Space with Michael Kammen
Premiere Date: 6/4/2007; 58 minutes


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Michael Kammen is a celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Originally a specialist in colonial American history, Kammen has also published extensively on twentieth-century and contemporary American popular culture. Here he explores how the Mall in Washington DC became such an important civic space. (#12621)

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