U.S. History

Tour of "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"

Richard Kurin

About the Program

BookTV and Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, tour the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and discuss eight objects featured in Mr. Kurin's recent book, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects.  During the visit, the author shows us a Conestoga wagon; a John Bull locomotive; the lunch counter from the Greensboro, North Carolina, sit-in; George Washington's uniform; Cesar Chavez's jacket and hoe; an RCA television from the 1930's; and a bugle from the USS Maine.   

About the Authors

Richard Kurin

Richard Kurin is the Smithsonian Institution's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture.   He is the author of numerous books, including Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem.


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Tour of "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 9th at 6:45am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 18th at 8:20pm (ET)
  • Sunday, January 12th at 5:15am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 4th at 4:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 22nd at 10am (ET)
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