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Philadelphia's Italian Market is the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Discover the sounds, smells, tastes and history of this authentic, eclectic shopping and eating emporium on a two-hour Urban Adventures walking tour. With your knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll wander through the famous 9th Street Italian Market, meet local store owners and workers, learn about the history of the markets, see the street made famous in the movie Rocky, enjoy tasty food samples and more. Learn More
April 21, 2012 at 10:00am: FDR and the Path to World War II -- What We Know Now that We Didn't Know Then
Professor Richard M. Pious - Columbia University
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; four days later Germany and Italy also declared war on the U.S. Yet America's involvement in World War II had been predetermined as early as May of 1940 when FDR circumvented an isolationist Congress by making a secret deal with Winston Churchill and the British.
May 5, 2012 at 10:00am: Bruce Springsteen's American Vision
Professor Louis Masur situates Springsteen's music in a broader cultural context. Springsteen is working in a long tradition of American songwriters who have given thought to the meanings of America, and his work connects to some of the most fundamental issues in the culture: the question of community, the place of faith in our lives, the nature of work, the dream of escape, the search for love. We will examine how Springsteen delivers on these themes both lyrically and musically, how his vision has shifted over time, and the role of rock 'n' roll as an agent of change
Louis Masur is Chair of the American Studies program at Trinity College and is the author of Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision (2009). He has also written about Springsteen for Slate, Salon, Backstreets, and other publications.