Lawrence W. Levine is a Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and professor of history and cultural studies at George Mason University in Virginia. He is a former MacArthur fellow and the author of a number of books, among them Black Culture and Black Consciousness, The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History, Highbrow/Lowbrow, and The People & the President: America's Extraordinary Conversation with FDR . In his book, The Opening of the American Mind: Canons, Culture, and History. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996), Levine writes about the history of academia as an institution and disputes the claims made by historian Alan Bloom in his book The Closing of the American Mind(interview with Levine about the book).
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The People and the President: America’s Conversations with FDR , October 15, 2002 As part of the Center for the Book’s Books & Beyond author series, cultural historians Lawrence W. Levine and Cornelia R. Levine gave a lecture on their book, The People and the President: America’s Conversations with FDR (Beacon Press, 2002).
America in the 1930s was created in June 1998 for the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia. which includes films, radio programs, literature, journalism, museums, exhibitions, architecture, art, and other forms of cultural expression. Sections include
Superman The Many Faces of the Man of Steel
Crime Pays: The Hollywood Gangster from 1930 to 1938