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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV October 14-16

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Monday October 14 - 16, 2017  

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Saturday 6pm ET
The Civil War: Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards
Kelly Mezurek talks about the Union's decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She describes the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American control in public spaces. This talk was part of a symposium on "Great Defenses of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.

 

Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: California Native Americans & Early 1800s Capitalism
Middle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa teaches a class on Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focuses on local tribes and their commercial interactions with Spanish missions and fur traders. She also talks about the commodities these groups exchanged, such as livestock, fabric, fur, beads and fish.

 

Sunday 7pm & 11pm ET
Oral Histories: Photojournalist David Valdez
David Valdez talks about his work as personal photographer to Vice President George H.W. Bush and then as director of his White House Photo Office from 1989 to 1993. We'll see his behind-the-scenes photos of the Bush administration from the beginning of the Gulf War, during the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and of private moments with the Bush family. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas recorded the interview and archived his photos along with those of other nationally recognized photographers.

 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. Only on C-SPAN3.