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  • PBS looks for 'God in America'

    Airing over three consecutive nights beginning Monday, Oct. 11 (check local listings), the six-hour PBS series "God in America," a co-venture of "Frontline" and "American Experience," blends documentary footage, historical dramatizations and interviews with religious historians to tell the story of how faith is interwoven through the history of the United States.
  • Book Review: 'Not Fit for Our Society' by Peter Schrag

    Book Review: 'Not Fit for Our Society' by Peter Schrag
    Not Fit for Our Society Immigration and Nativism in America Peter Schrag University of California Press: 232 pp., $26.95 One long ago morning in California, as debate raged over the anti-immigration initiative known as Proposition 187, I walked into a...

    Settlers endured terror, pain

    Did you ever wonder how we know about Pocahontas and her role in the history of Jamestown, Va.? Or how we learned that Squanto helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth? Perhaps you've wondered if the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay followed the law as severely...

    Books on wine from the University of California Press

    Books on wine from the University of California Press
    Pages off the vine Recent and upcoming wine books from the University of California Press: "Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, by Jean-Robert Pitte, translated by M.B. DeBevoise. "New Classic Winemakers of California," conversations with Steve...

    The meaning of Obama

    The meaning of Obama
    There's little doubt that Barack Obama's redemptive message of change grabbed Americans by the throat. After all, it's in times full of fear and despair that people are hungry for hope. Obama's triumph and victory speech were moving not only because...