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Title
Jacob Needleman interview
Creator
Needleman, Jacob
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Jacob Needleman discusses his book, “American Souls.” He begins by explaining the unique elements of the American Constitution including the separation of church and state, and the spirituality of the founders. Martinson asks Needleman to read a passage from the book about his love for America. He talks about George Washington’s decision to step down after his term was over and how it set the precedent for future leaders. Needleman discusses Benjamin Franklin’s role in the writing of the Constitution and his emphasis on religion. He talks about the struggles that Abraham Lincoln faced when trying to free slaves while being a slave owner himself. Needleman ends the interview by talking about Frederick Douglass and the destruction of Native American culture by settlers.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:29
Identifier
cmt00711
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/854
Language
English
Subject
National characteristics, American
Social values - United States
Spirituality - United States
United States - History
United States - Moral conditions
Source
Betacam tape
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/cmt

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