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NPR Interviews Campbell About St. Louis Arch

By Gail Hairston

(Oct. 29, 2015) — Tracy Campbell, professor of history and interim chair of the University of Kentucky Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences was interviewed by National Public Radio Wednesday morning about the African-American neighborhoods razed to build the museum and grounds surrounding St. Louis' Gateway Arch.

Campbell, an expert in 20th century American social and political history, wrote “The Gateway Arch: A Biography” (Yale, 2013), which was featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition" with Scott Simon, XM Radio's "The Bob Edwards Show," and was selected by the History Book Club. The book was also chosen as one of the Best Books of 2013 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and won the 2014 Missouri History Book Award. In July 2015, Campbell discussed the book on C-Span's "Book TV."

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