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Two Centuries of American Style

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Two Centuries of American Style

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Delve into examples of American style, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s cane and Andrew Carnegie’s innovative New York mansion (now itself a Smithsonian museum). Then view memorabilia from Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Armstrong. Close with Jacqueline Kennedy’s simple but stunning inaugural gown.