Recorded Author Talks

The following recordings are made available for non-profit and educational use only by the Hagley Museum and Library. If you have any questions, please email

Author Talk: Courtney Fullilove, "The Global Seeds of American Agriculture" (May 10, 2018)

Author Talk: Francesca Russello Ammon, "How the Bulldozer Remade Postwar America" (March 1, 2018)

Author Talk: Alan Meyer, "Private Pilots and the Rise of Civil Aviation" (October 26, 2017)

Author Talk: Danielle Shapiro, "Industrial Design for Modern Life: John Vassos and RCA" (March 16, 2017)

Author Talk: Roger Horowitz, "Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food" (September 22, 2016)

Storytelling Series: "Car Stories and Recollections with Irénée du Pont" (March 24, 2016)

Author Talk: Hasia Diner, "Peddlers and the Great Jewish Migration to the New World" (October 1, 2015)

Author Talk: Benjamin Waterhouse, "Lobbying: The Business of Politics and the Politics of Business in America" (November 20, 2014)

Author Talk: Janneken Smucker, "The Amish Quilt Craze: Art, Business, and Authenticity" (September 18, 2014)

Author Talk: Barbara B. Oberg, "Decidedly of a Rare Order: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, and Thomas Jefferson" (November 5, 2014)

Author Talk: Richard R. John, "Telegraphs for the 1 Percent, Telephones for the People: How America Became a Network Nation" (April 23, 2014)

Author Talk: Margaret Mulrooney, "Black Powder, White Lace - The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in Nineteenth Century America" (March 27, 2014)

Author Talk: David Farber, "John J. Raskob: Pierre S. du Pont's Right-Hand Man and Capitalist Extraordinaire" (November 7, 2013)

Author Talk: Regina Blaszcyk, "The Color Revolution" (September 12, 2013)

Symposium: Catherine Fisk and Paul Duguid, Historicizing Intellectual Property (May 16, 2013)

Author Talk: Adam Rome, "How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation" (April 25, 2013)

Author Talk: Albert Churella, "The Unique Railroad of the World: Why the Pennsylvania Railroad was Different from All the Others" (November 12, 2012)

Author Talk: Roger Horowitz, "I Wish I Was an Oscar Mayer Wiener: Innovation and the Hot Dog in America" (October 17, 2012)