Highlights This Weekend on American History TV June 2-4, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday – 8am Monday June 2-4, 2018  


Saturday 1:30pm ET
Women in America, 1770-1850
MHistorian Elisabeth Griffith examines the history of women in America from the 1770s to the 1850s, looking at their legal status and their roles inside the home and in the workforce. She also explores the first wave of feminism which took place during this time. The Smithsonian Associates hosted the program.


Saturday 6pm ET
The Civil War: Origins of the 14th Amendment
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868. Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talks about the amendment's origins, and why it was necessary to ratify it after the South's defeat and the abolition of slavery. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.


Saturday 10pm, Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: U.S.–Soviet Moscow Summit - 1988
President Ronald Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow three decades ago, from May 29 to June 2, 1988. This video - courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - includes the arrival of the president and First Lady Nancy Reagan, a tour of Red Square, conversations with Soviet citizens, and remarks at a ceremony to finalize the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) after its ratification by the U.S. Senate on May 27, 1988.


6:30pm & 10:30pm ET
Oral Histories: Witness to War Foundation
U.S. Army veteran Dennis Haines talks about his experiences during the Vietnam War. He recounts the moments before he was shot -- twice in the head -- and his long recovery. He also remembers an assault in which he lost his close friend. This is one in a series of oral history interviews conducted by the Witness to War Foundation.

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