For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
Jane Addams, first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is remembered as founder of Hull House, a Chicago institution that served needy immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. In her new book, University of Chicago professor Jean Bethke Elshtain reexamines Addams’ legacy as a public intellectual and social reformer.
- Jean Bethke Elshtain cochair of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, is a professor at the University of Chicago.
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