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Nov 15, 2015 8:00am EST
local indians. those were taken to china, where the men discovered that those pelts were in great demand by the mandarins in china. it sold for as much as $150 for a fine specimen, at a time in america when an average labor er might make only a couple of dollars per day. this precipitated into mutiny on the part of cook's men to go back to the coast and get more pelts. they went on to england. on board the ship was a man named john ledger. after the american revolution, he came back to the united states and returned to connecticut and wrote a book about his adventure with captain cook. it happened to be the first book copyrighted in the united states. in it, he spent a couple of pages talking about the riches that can be had by those who would enter into the pacific northwest sea otter trade. that got a lot of merchants excited. in 1787, a group of boston merchants financed the voyage of the columbia and the lady washington to the pacific northwest coast. in the processs, the columbia, captained by robert ray, became the first american ship to circumnavigate the globe. when it ret
Feb 6, 2016 4:00pm EST
support the initiative with china coming into the world trade organization, we found the 92% who didn't.e had 92% who we expressed an opinion. , the word china or the country china, that might have triggered some kind of gut reaction. but an actual question that dealt with china's trade, how much trade it they do, this is evidence of it, i am sure that you would find 90% of people unengaged. people have lives to lead. that is why we elect representatives spirit i do not fault the american paul -- public to be unengaged on a lot of issues. i do not have the time to keep up with it. and i do know that many times, representatives , we have this very complicated question and we say, how will you answer it? we have to admit, we've no idea ourselves. we were probably as well informed as any of the general public given the fact that we are asking questions about the news and talking to news reporters, yet we cannot answer some of our own questions. occasionally, that would happen. and so that comes back to the notion, i would never describe the american public as ignorant. i would say, we need t
Oct 11, 2014 4:00pm EDT
china in particular, and i'm going to china later in the year to do research there. ok, and -- oh, ok, no, no that's fine. that's some of the stuff i'm working on. >> your research concerning jazz, i hope you take the time to read a periodical called freedom waves. >> yes. >> it's an article there by one of my favorite writers written in 1980 called "will jazz survive," and i think it's a must read. in terms of post racial blackness, you may want to check out a site of a historian who specializes in the african presidents in asia. i had the pleasure of meeting him. you go on to his website. i don't know where he's going to be in new york, but he's also traveling throughout the orient. >> ok. >> and that is pretty much his research, the african presence in japan and china. >> yeah. >> ect., and hopefully maybe he'll be down in the dc area since he's there often too. that's my gift to you for a very enlightened afternoon. >> ok. well, thank you so much. i will follow-up. >> hi. >> hi. >> my question is in what ways do you think you can project these vital pieces of information to the yo
Oct 17, 2015 4:00pm EDT
partnership. this is the oldest piece of china that exists. if you have this you can put on ebay and retire. of what i have learned about fred harvey i have learned on ebay. while france business was getting bigger and bigger his family saw him less and less. this is a letter from his collection. his daughter writes mother cried all day because you were not home. it was hard being fred harvey us children. they rarely saw his dad. he was riding the rails everywhere. the montezuma hotel was a monumental undertaking but it hurt his health and change his family dynamic. after that he was a restaurant mogul. everybody in the country knew him and the railroad at expanding further west. he quit his other businesses. a a name knew him as and a datebook. in the 1880's they began the harvey girls. were invented for a different reason that anybody had explained, because of racism in the southwest. the african american waiters who had been working for harvey were in danger in new mexico because that stuff in blazing saddles, that was all true. that thee reports waiters were carrying guns while t
Oct 19, 2014 8:00am EDT
, china in particular. i'm going to do some research there. the stuff - some of i'm working on. >> on your research concerning you take the time to read a period call that was "freedom waves". >> yes. >> excellent. n article by benjamin, one of my favorite writer, written 1980 survive."ill jazz i think it's a must read. benjamin, 1980. in terms of postracial to check, you may want out a site. there's an historian, a brother ronika rasheed who african es in the presence in asia. i had the pleasure of meeting him when i was a young student city college. go to his website. i don't know where he'll be in he's always ause ravelling throughout the orient. asheed -- and that is pretty much his research, the african china, in japan and etc. and hopefully maybe he'll be down in the d.c. area because he's down there pretty often too. so that's my gift to you for a afternoon.htened >> okay, thank you so much. would absolutely follow-up. >> my question is what ways to you think you can project these of information to the young african-american ommunity being that, you know, we're the up and coming. we
Apr 11, 2015 4:01pm EDT
, china, as it came to the attention of society back in 1800. i'm not sure that they could always explain it, either. they knew that it worked, and they were able to transmit this information to these enlightened europeans and colonists, who were experiencing their scientific revolution and the enlightenment. it's fascinating to trace all this. never claimed to be a genius. i think that was a very interesting part of the story. again, thank you very much for your attention. [applause] >> one last question, actually. as later people were being inoculated was it more the wealthy people who were able to afford it? or that those who had money could be inoculated and poorer people could not? tony: i do not know specifically. obviously, there was a cost associated, and you would have to take several weeks off of work while you were experiencing. this was a long process, and you are right -- not everyone could necessarily afford to do so. which rings me to an interesting point that george washington's stepson wanted to get inoculated because he was going to do a grand tour of europe, but martha
Apr 25, 2015 4:00pm EDT
deteriorating china situation, "national review"'s comments comment was, having looked and looked and looked for the new frontier we finally spotted it last week when the negotiatators forgathered in geneva to seal the fate, laos 500 miles closer than the old frontiers these put downs baffled the liberal keeples and we young turks giggled at thir disaramt -- at their disarray. "national review" has of course received the attention it deserves for its major accomplishments. in providing the intellectual scaffolding for the modern american conservative movement that broad ronald reagan to the white house and with him the collapse of the soviet union and the end of the cold war. george gnash wrote a book its early years and senior editor jeffrey hart has just published the maker of the american conservative mind "national review" and its times. isi has also in recent years brought out two biographies of two of the most influlgs of its -- a two of the most influentials -- two of its most influential editors, james burnham and franks. meyer all of which is good and proper and a well de
Aug 2, 2015 8:04am EDT
, and it would have had nice touches in the state rooms and had its own china, probably. most steamboats did, and chandeliers hanging in the hallways and that sort of thing. by our standards today, it would has been a very nice boat. there were more lavish boats of the era. katty: and when it took that fateful journey that night, in april, was it still a fairly new boat, had it been around for a while? what condition was it in? alan: it was a good condition, it was only a couple of years old. and so -- but it had a couple of problems. one was the overcrowding, which was causing the decks to sag, and the crew of the boat were very concerned about that, so they actually had hastily reinforced the decks with beams to support them because there were so many men standing there. the other was that there were problems with the boat's boilers, the boilers were fired by coal furnaces. the boilers of the sultana had already exhibited problems. katty: even though they were only a couple of years old? alan: right, it was a new design, and innovative design that was lighter weight, and it
Jan 20, 2018 4:00pm EST
imperialism and most notably, china. this was the beginning of the rise of what was later called third world nationalist revolutionary movements. the impact of these three forces is still out with us today. fascism, communism and are more or less that ideologies. one thing that is less commonly brought up in smithsonian is him. the reason it is important is that it is there with us today, it has been with us ever since fdr enter the white house in since thearticularly german invasion upon in 1939. fdr was close to wilson and his secretary of state was in fact much closer. the transposition of wilsonian thinking into american foreign-policy came about very the outbreak of world war ii. said, not much is known or appreciated about thatow wilson, i would say perhaps he could win the most important president was disliked, he was certainly very much disliked in his own time by people who opposed the war and to your page the favor by punishing them. the liberal left of that supported his presidency and indeed supported the war were shocked by his repression of dissidents to the world -- war of peo
on china and russia and kill everybody and destroy everything. entering the carter administration, they came up with a new strategy which was that we would only drop ever atomic weapons on the kremlin. the people behind the strategy but this 1 -- wrote this wonderful article on how well it was going to work and they caught a decapitation, they were going to cut off the head of the soviet government. the soviet government read this article in foreign affairs magazine and got upset. so they came up with a thing where it misses attacked the soviet union and no word came from moscow, mrs. would automatically fly out and zach united states. here inoomsday machine dr. strangelove would come to pass 30 years later. it dr. strangelove is a significant movie -- the most significant one is china syndrome. i would like to say that america's first learned about nuclear science from seeing movies and pictures of the victims of hiroshima and nagasaki and then they learned about atomic power plants with three mile island melted down at the same time as the china syndrome was in theaters. so, you
lot of territory. we could refer to as the east indies, to china, to japan, and even some parts of eastern africa. i'm going to try to avoid the term as much as i can. if i use the term new world, forgive me for that. i also understand there were people living here for leased 20,000 years before columbus ever came this way. i will speak from using those popular terms. there have been recent movies about columbus landing in the world and i found them reasonably accurate. a couple of tales i like that never got mentioned, columbus had brought an interpreter along. heading from japan to china or india. you know the huge distance we're talking about here. it's like saying i would go to the moon or maybe the sun instead. large gaps. hebrewerpreter spoke text spoke hebrew and arabic. -- spoke hebrew and arabic. in china when they found him there, you can imagine the scene going to shore in which the scholar is off, talking to these people with the shaved heads and the dark skin in hebrew. i would guess the indians were nodding yes and saying yes to anything they got asked. columbus could
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